August 31, 2010

Rock Of God

Written by Wisdom Hunters

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- August 31, 2010

“As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. For who is God besides the LORD ? And who is the Rock except our God? It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.” Psalm 18:30-32

God is rock solid—always dependable—every present. There are no storms of life or surges from sin that dislodge the Lord’s foundation of faithfulness. Christ is a cleft in the rock and the Rock of ages. He protects, provides and perseveres. Skeptics cannot shove Him aside or ignore His works of salvation. He is a righteous Rock for all who believe.

“When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by” (Exodus 33:22).

Some days our weary souls feel like giving up and giving in to the enemy’s enticements. But we have One greater, who goes with us the extra mile and fights our battles for us. The rock of God cannot be penetrated with arrows of apathy or bullets of unbelief. He stands strong, ready to defend His children and give them victory in His son Jesus.

“With bitterness archers attacked him; they shot at him with hostility. But his bow remained steady, his strong arms stayed limber, because of the hand of the Mighty One of Jacob, because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel, because of your father’s God, who helps you, because of the Almighty, who blesses you with blessings of the heavens above, blessings of the deep that lies below” (Genesis 49:23-25).

How is your foundation of faith? Is it built on the solid rock of Jesus Christ, or on the shifting sand of circumstances? Circumstantial belief depends on outside forces, while true faith relies on the unchanging inner peace of God. Choices based on obedience to Christ result in outcomes that honor Him and others. Because you have confidence in the foundational principles found in God’s flawless word, you find His perfect way by faith.

So, praise the Lord your everlasting and unchanging Rock of righteousness. He is worthy to receive all glory and gratitude you offer Him. There is none other like your lofty and lifted up Lord of glory. Exalt His holy name and rest in the cleft of your reassuring Rock. As a follower of Jesus: build on His reliable rock of character—faith, hope and love.

“The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God, the Rock, my Savior” (2 Samuel 22:47).

Does my faith rest on the unchanging Rock of God or on my ever-changing circumstances?

Related Readings: Psalm 19:14; 40:2; Isaiah 26:4; Matthew 7:24; 1 Corinthians 10:4

Boyd Bailey is the author of Wisdom Hunters daily devotional and two devotional books, Infusion and Seeking Daily the Heart of God

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