Leaving and cleaving as Christ and the church

Was very encouraged by my bible notes this morning, The King’s English by Glen Scrivener. Genesis 2:24: ‘for this reason a husband will leave his father and mother and be United to his wife and they will become one flesh.’ Ephesians tells us we are to understand this as relating to Christ and the church. Notice who does the cleaving? Yep, it is the husband.

We have faith in Christ but it is he who takes hold of and cleaves to us. And as Hebrews draws out, he rejoices in saying that we are bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh, words that Adam speaks over Eve. How wonderful that we have such a husband. He takes the vital work of union on himself and will not let us go.

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