No one is stronger, more reliable, or more unmovable than Jesus. We can depend on Him at all times and in all circumstances.
Eternal perspectives by Sally Bair
Big or small, colorful or drab, rocks evoke feeling. The farmer whose soil grows better rocks than corn isn’t happy with them. Rock hounds, however, delight in collecting, comparing and bartering them. Rocks are admired for their shape and symmetry, their grain or textured pattern and their variations in color.
The Bible mentions rocks numerous times. The Israelites built memorials to God using rocks. God wrote the Ten Commandments on two rocks. He is called the Rock of Israel and our Rock of salvation. And Jesus told His disciples if they had faith as small as a mustard seed, they could say to a mountain, the largest rock of all, “Be moved.”
Jesus also compares Himself to a strong and secure rock—on which we must build our spiritual house if we are to withstand the winds and rains of hardship. Peter said, “Coming to Him, as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, ‘Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious, and he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.’” (1 Peter 2:4-8) This passage continues by saying that stone (Christ) is precious but will cause the downfall of those who do not believe.
Some rocks are a delight to the eye, as God is a delight to those who trust in Him. Other rocks are colorful, as God is full of beauty. Still other rocks are large and immovable, as God is our strength. We can count on Him for all things.
Lord, thank You for being our rock-solid security and strength. Help us always remember that You are the Rock of our salvation. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Reprinted from The Nature of God: Daily Devotionals Celebrating Summer, by Sally Bair. Available at sallybair.com or Amazon.com.