Psalm 18:2a How do you think the Lord is like a [large] rock? He is also a fortress and deliverer, or rescuer.
This kind of rock gives safety, security, and stability. Psalm 18:2b I trust him because he is my God and my strength.
Who is the Lord, the rock? 1 Corinthians 10:4 The Rock is Christ. A rock doesn’t change. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever Hebrews 13:8. He is faithful, dependable. He’s true to his word.
Do you trust the Lord?
Exodus 17:6 The people of Israel journeyed through the desert. At one point, they needed water. How would God get water to all these people in the desert? God told Moses to go to one specific rock. This is the first time the word, “rock” appears in the Bible. God said strike the rock with your shepherd’s staff, and when Moses did, water miraculously flowed like a river out of that rock.
Numbers 20:8 Later, as the people journeyed on, the same thing happened, there was no water.
This time, God said speak to the rock and it will pour out water.
Do you know these two accounts gave us a picture of Jesus as the rock? The people would have died without water, but God loved them and made a way to save them.
We would die in our sins. Sin is in all our hearts, and it separates us from God. But thank God, he loved us, and made a way to save us.
When Moses hit the rock, it was a picture of Jesus as he was hit with the penalty for our sins. That’s why Jesus suffered and died on the cross. Three days later, he came back to life and he’s alive forevermore. The sacrifice of Jesus was perfect. Death will not “hit” him again.
What did God tell Moses to do the second time? Speak to the rock.
Romans 10:9, 10, 13 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
When we believe the word of God with our hearts, and confess Jesus as Lord, living water flows from the rock to wash away our sins so we can live with him forever.
Psalm 18:30, 31 If we trust the Lord, we’ll do his word. If we don’t trust him, we will not do his word.
Matthew 7:24-27 Sandcastles may be fun to build, and they can look nice, but we don’t want to be living in a sandcastle when a bad storm hits. We don’t want to build foolishly when the storms of life hit. And on the day of judgment, we want to be able to say. “On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.”
Psalm 18:46 Is Jesus your Lord, your rock, your God?
Is there an area of your life you need to trust him in right now, so you do his word?
Will you speak to him, pray? Ask him to help you and trust him to do what he says.