Ascribe greatness to our God. He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; righteous and upright is He (Deuteronomy 32:3-4).
Our God and our faith in Him are a sure foundation. He is the Everlasting God; before Him, there is no other nor has there been. “He is before all things and in Him all things consist,” hold together (Colossians 1:17). Paul, through the Holy Spirit, says that Jesus Christ is this mighty and eternal God, co-equal with the Father. It is in and through Him that everything is held in place and finds its meaning. Jesus says to men in every generation and time, “whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock” (Luke 6:47-48). Those who give themselves to Christ and depend on Him who depends on nothing outside of Himself are held secure even in insecure, unsure, and uncertain times.
The immortal God speaks immortal words, words which cannot be negated by circumstances and situations that have their genesis in time and space. He rules over all creation, therefore, He rules over things contrary to Himself and His people. He rules with truth and justice, though they (truth and justice) may tarry, wait for them, for He will surely come, He will not tarry, and His reward is with Him! He will not forsake His word nor you, His inheritance! You who have placed your faith in Him are His inheritance. You are His pleasant vine. He will come and save you! For He says, “that I, even I, am He, and there is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; nor is there any who can deliver from My hand” (Deuteronomy 32:39). How mighty is our God!
We live in a fallen world, a world of sin and woe, a world of pain and suffering, a world of uncertainty and inconsistency, therefore, we need stability, stability that only the Rock, Himself, provides. Jesus is our sure and unshakeable foundation!
The “transfiguration” is very appropriate to understanding the necessity of Christ being our rock. The Gospel of Mark says “Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His clothes became shining, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them. And Elijah appeared to them with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah”— because he did not know what to say, for they were greatly afraid. And a cloud came and overshadowed them; and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!” Suddenly, when they had looked around, they saw no one anymore, but only Jesus with themselves” (Mark 9:1-8).
In this account of Jesus Christ and two of the greatest men who ever lived, we see that when it was all said, done, and experienced, it was Jesus alone who was left! It behooves us to always have Jesus in His proper place, for He alone is Lord, God, and our Rock!
Living on the Rock,