OUR SOLID ROCK!

OUR SOLID ROCK!

Behold, I will stand there before you by the rock at Horeb; when you strike the rock, water will come out of it for the people to drink.”  So Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel. He named the place Massah (testing) and Meribah (quarreling) because the Israelites quarreled, and because they tested the LORD, saying, “Is the LORD among us or not?” —Exodus 17:6-7

For their rock is not like our Rock, as even our enemies concede. —Deuteronomy32:31 

The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior! —II Samuel 22:47

The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. —Psalm 18:2

As it is written: “See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame.” —Romans 9:23

They all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ. —I Corinthians 10:3-4

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” —John 4:13-14

            Jesus is our Rock and there is none like Him.  He was with the Israelites in the wilderness and He was with the woman at the well.  He provides water to quench our physical thirst and He provides us the Living Water to quench our spiritual thirst.  He told us that “surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” and “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).

            Even those who do not want anything to do with Jesus will acknowledge the “rock” they believe in is not like the “Rock” we believe in.  Our “Rock” is fact and their “rock” is fiction.  One student at the University of New Hampshire once told me, “I don’t believe in fairy tales.”  I usually don’t respond to such mockery, but I responded with, “You are living a fairy tale.”  People can deny the fact of Who Jesus is, but denial of the Truth doesn’t determine Truth.  Truth is still Truth.  Denial of who Jesus is does not determine Who Jesus is.  Jesus is still Jesus!

            Brother and sister, let us rejoice that we have taken shelter in our Rock and since He cannot be moved neither can we.  Let us faithfully follow Him and faithfully proclaim Him.  Dear Father, may this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn-tofXF_Ko

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