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Clinging to Jesus : The opposite is sinning

HYPOTHESIS: What does "batach" mean ?

INTRODUCTION: Here is another word related to the idea of "self" or "self indulgence". The word "batach" is in modern term rather abstract. The idea of trust. The Hebrew people are concrete people who see things in terms of tangible objects their sense can directly relate to. Here clinging is a tangible way children show trust in you. The little girl clings to Mummies legs and waist, because she trusts in Mummy and does not let go. Such is this interesting study on "batach".

METHOD: See all verses in the OT.

CONCLUSION: The word "batach" means to "cling".


    "cling" "strongs 982" The pictograph means "The home basket covers outside".

PERSONAL APPLICATION: This word is paralleled to :-     "sin" "Strongs 2398, 2400" The pictograph means "Outside the covering strong". The concept of missing the mark. These two words contrast each other. Notice the definition of sin , is missing a target. The concept of trust, is clinging to a target.

missing to a target sin
clinging to a target trust

Adam cried when he saw the leaf fall from the tree, because it was no longer clinging. Jesus spoke of trusting or clinging to Him in trust , like fruit that remains to the vine.

Joh 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

Think of sinning next time, you are NOT clinging to Jesus. You are a stubborn fruit that wants to fall to the ground on your own. Clinging or holding hands to another stronger authority comes natural to little children. This is the concept of trusting. This is the opposite to sinning.

If you clinging to Jesus, you cannot be missing.

If you are missing Jesus, it's because your not clinging to Him. These words are opposite relationships.

1Jo 3:6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.

Be clinging to Jesus, or be missing time you feel yourself missing in words of deeds, get back into clinging to Him.

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