I have inclined mine heart to perform Jesus, even unto the end. Good morning, reader! Today’s question lies in the location of the heart. What or where does my heart lean toward? Does it lean into the world or into Jesus Christ and His word? It truly is an “either/or” scenario, isn’t it? You’re either looking to the Lord Jesus Christ for everything or to the world, amen? Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines “inclined” as:
Do I have the tendency to turn to the One Who knows all things? If I have diabetes, I go to a specialist who deals with such things. I won’t go to a librarian and ask her to look up treatments or do an internet search and treat myself. No, instead I would seek the counsel of an experienced doctor in this field. But, friend, God knows all things! Since I’ve been given the mind of Christ at salvation, I can trust in Him to reveal to me what I need to know! I’m not saying not to go see a doctor if you are ill. For God has provided us with men and women who have knowledge in these areas. What I am saying is rather than turning to another believer or to the world, turn to the One who has the answers to everything under the sun!
As a result of running to the Lord in all things, I am inclining my heart toward Him. How long do I do this? As long as I have a breath left in me, I will turn to Him. I will cling to Him so that I can remain by His side. The King James Bible uses the word “cleave” in this instance.
So with purpose of heart, let us cleave/cling unto the Lord! Think of the yoke that Jesus says is easy and that His burdens are light. The yoke He refers to has to openings. One opening is for a strong oxen that leads the way and the other is for the weaker oxen. I must let Jesus lead the way rather than trying to pull away from Him. I must cling to Him and He will never lead me astray, my friend!
What a beautiful verse!! I love my Saviour and am so thankful that I have Him to lean against. He carries me in my most difficult of trials. Praise be to God!