It is based on Romans 12:9c, “Cling to what is good.” (NKJV) The New Living Translation states it this way, “Hold tightly to what is good.” And The Message says, “Hold on for dear life to good.”
The Greek word for ‘cling’ or ‘hold’ means to cleave, join together, glue, cement, unite, join firmly. ‘Good’ is being morally honorable, pleasing to God, and therefore beneficial to the Kingdom and others.
When Barnabas went to Antioch, he was glad to see the grace of God at work and “continuously exhorted (warned, urged, and encouraged) them all to cleave unto and remain faithful to and devoted to the Lord with [resolute and steady] purpose of heart.” (Acts 11:23b Amp)
Cling to God in the trials and afflictions of life, for then is…
Winds may cuff wild raging blows,
salty draughts scour and purge,
suns may blister, boil, and burn,
snows may clothe and ice grip,
but you survive.
This seed fell on rocky ground
a sea-birds transient sentry post.
Tenacious roots peeked and seeked
sustenance in hidden places,
survival driven – you endure.
And on this drab day with sad grey sky
and crying cloud
you add colour
and hope for those
who, like you, root in hard places.
~~The beauty of our lives grows out of the hard places when we cling to what is good, rooted in God, the Rock of our salvation.