Our Rock Rocks!

Throughout Scripture we find “Rock” used as a metaphor for God.  Primarily it conveys His immutability—His inability to change in His essential nature and character.

The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice.  A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.  (Deuteronomy 32:4)

Presbyterian minister and Bible commentator Matthew Henry rightly observed, “God is the rock, for he is in himself unchangeable, immovable, and he is to all that seek him and run to him an impenetrable shelter, and to all who trust in him an everlasting foundation.”  To know that God cannot change should be a source of great comfort to you today.  When everything around us is changing at incredible speeds, God is the same today as He was yesterday and will be forevermore (Hebrews 13:8). 

Rocks and stones are quality building materials because of their solid, unbreakable strength.  They serve as one of the best foundations upon which to build.  God our Rock serves as the absolute ultimate foundation upon which to build, in both life and death. 

Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.  And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.  And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.  (Matthew 7:24-27) 

To be sure, the stability of a rock speaks to the faithfulness of our God.  In a world marked by deceit and inconstancy, we have a God who is unwavering, unshakeable, and eternally faithful to the promises He has made. 

He has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.  (2 Peter 1:4)

Jesus as our Rock . . . simply rocks!  He rocks by being for us.  He rocks by being with us.  He rocks by being in us.  He rocks because He is the Rock of Ages.  Our Rock laid His life down for us that we might live.  And when Jesus said it was finished, He meant what He said.  He uttered His victory shout from the cross, and the earth shook! There is nothing we can add to the finished work of our Rock.

He has done it all, and all we need do is remember and rest in this Gospel-saturated truth: “I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6).  Make no mistake, our Rock rocks!!!!!!!!!

This is the Gospel.  This is grace for your race.  NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!

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