On The Rock

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my
deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take
refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation,
my stronghold.
Rocks are hard. That seems a silly
statement to make “out loud,” but it is true.
Rocks are solid. In fact, we often see the
descriptor, “solid as a rock.” When we do, we
understand immediately its meaning—it is
meant to describe something unmovable,
unbreakable, and firm. Jesus himself is clear
about this in the parable of the wise man when
Jesus confirms that the one who is wise does
not build upon a foundation of sand, but rather
upon a foundation of rock. Sand is a precarious
foundation. Rock, however, is solid. Rock is
The Psalms frequently call God “a rock.”
More than that, God is referred to as “my rock.”
The moniker fits God well. He is solid. He is
unmovable, unbreakable, and firm. There is no
one upon whom we can rely like we can rely
upon God. His promises are true. He is perfectly
trustworthy. His steadfast love is unfailing. He is
always faithful. His works are perfect in every
situation and in every way. There is nothing that
escapes his notice, and nothing that exceeds
his sovereignty. “For the LORD is a great God,
and a great King above all gods,” wrote the
psalmist in Psalm 95. He never forgets us, and
he never forsakes us. He is God alone.
Because of who God is, we are compelled
to place our trust in him. There is no one
besides God—and there is no organization or
institution—in whom we can truly hope. He is
our rock, our fortress, and our deliverer. He is
our refuge, our shield, and the horn of our
salvation. He is our stronghold. He is solid. He
is a rock. –Ricky

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