The Bible tells us repeatedly that God is our rock. What does that mean for us and for our lives?
For their rock is not like our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges. (Deut 32:31)
No one is holy like the Lord, for there is none besides You, nor is there any rock like our God. (1 Sam 2:2)
For who is God, except the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God? (Ps 18:31)
The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. (Ps 118:22) – Jesus is the “stone” which the builders rejected. A cornerstone is another word for foundation or basis.
“This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ 12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Ac 4:11-12) – Salvation comes only through faith in Jesus Christ.
Not only is Jesus our Rock, but His gospel is, too. And we, His followers, are chosen by God, and we are precious to Him. We are a spiritual house built upon faith in Jesus Christ, our Rock and our Redeemer. (Ps 78:35) There is no Rock like ours who is faithful, loving, and eternal.
Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, “Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious, and he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.” (1 Pet 2:4-6)
We are God’s holy priesthood called to offer spiritual sacrifices to God. Spiritual sacrifices would include:
- Obedience to God and His Word;
- Cooperating with His re-shaping our values and lives;
- Loving our neighbors;
- Acts of kindness and service to others;
- Praising and worshipping God; and
- Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. (1 Peter 2:17)
Remember that Jesus is our Foundation for all of life and faith.
The Word says that all who trust in Jesus will never be put to shame. Praise God!