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Build Upon the Rock

August 30, 2013

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God and Especially Jesus are referred to as our rock throughout the Bible. The psalmist builds on that idea: For the righteous, he is a firm foundation (Psalm 28). In Moses’ song, he praises the safety of the rock and shows the folly of other choices. (Deuteronomy 32)

Who Builds on the Rock?

The challenge for us is to build and trust in the rock of our salvation, not stumble over it in spite of ourselves. Some things to remember about where we build our house from Matthew 7:21-27:

Our choices are to build on the rock or on the sand

Our choices are to build on the rock or on the sand

  • Not everyone that claims to follow God will be saved
  • A few “good” works will not save us
  • True faith and love in Jesus is where we begin our relationship and building our lives.
  • Building a life on Christ means obedience to him
  • Any deviation from his will transfers us over the shifty sand
  • One the edifice built on the rock will survive the wind and the rain

The pursuit of a life build on Jesus will have great results, but dependence one’s self will result in a great fall.

Daily Bible reading for August 30

Psalm 28
1 Samuel 17
Habakkuk 3
Luke 1:1-25

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Solid Rock

January 29, 2013

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God and especially Jesus are often compared to a rock. To the righteous, he is a rock upon which we stand and build our lives, while to the wicked, he is a stone of offense that causes men to stumble. In Psalm 28, David develops this idea in his prayer and praise. He thinks of God as his rock of defense, realizing that to his enemies, the Lord’s way is offensive. Do you think of the Lord as a solid rock upon which to stand securely and deposit your soul’s and life’s work? Bonus reading: Build your house upon the rock

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