Jesus Our Rock

The scripture refers to Jesus as the stone which the builders rejected but has become the chief cornerstone (Matthew 21:42). Jesus is our foundation and the rock which gives us spiritual water in the wilderness of this life (I Corinthians 10:4).

We are also told that, if we build our lives upon the Word of God, when the storms of life come, we will be standing after the storm (Matthew 7:24-25). In this last instance, the rock is the Word of God, but Jesus is the Word made flesh, so building our lives upon the Word of God is actually building our lives upon Jesus. 

In the Old Testament, Moses testified that God was the rock of Israel and there was no rock like Him. Since there can only be one foundation, this left us know that Jesus is the same rock upon which Israel was built in the Old Testament, and that Jesus is the God of Israel (Deuteronomy 32:3-4, 30-31).

The revelation that Jesus is the Christ is the rock upon which the Church is built. Jesus is the cornerstone that ties the Old and New Testaments together, giving the Church an eternal foundation (Matthew 16:18, Ephesians 2:19-20). As we enter 2017, let's continue to build our lives upon the rock of our salvation, knowing that Jesus is the only foundation on which we can build and make it to heaven. Jesus is a living stone and, even though He is rejected by the world, He is our foundation and our life (I Corinthians 3:11, I Peter 2:4).

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