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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: NO OTHER ROCK. The imagery used to describe who God is, is as a ROCK, Immoveable, stable, solid and dependable. THERE IS ONLY ONE. [Isaiah 44:8] “Do not fear, nor be afraid; Have I not told you from that time, and declared it? You are My witnesses. Is there a God besides Me? INDEED THERE IS NO OTHER ROCK; I KNOW NOT ONE.’” There is a very powerful intent here that God’s Word is communicating. God, as that Rock, is dependable, never moves, can be relied upon and there is no force on earth that can remove Him from being present, as a rock in your life. The word “rock” is equated with the idea of strength. Rock was used to build walls, fortresses, and towers in Bible times. God is our source of strength in times of distress and danger. God is also our refuge. It was out of a rock that God provided water for the Children of Israel in the wilderness. Like Moses, we can hide in the cleft of “the Rock.” [Exodus 33:22] God will care for us. “Rock” also typifies something about the nature of God. He is solid as a rock. He is unchangeable in nature — immutable. The “rock” symbolism continues in the New Testament with reference to Christ. He is the foundation, the chief-corner stone. He is the rock of offense to those who reject Him, but the spiritual rock for those who obey Him. [1 Corinthians 10:4] “…and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and THAT ROCK WAS CHRIST.” And so we sing, “Rock of Ages”, because THERE IS NO OTHER ROCK, I KNOW NOT ONE! So today we pray…”Lord you are my Rock, I will trust in you and have confidence to stand upon the solid Rock that you have provided, that SOLID ROCK THAT IS CHRIST.”

– Pastor Stephens

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