God is our Rock



Daily Inspirational Thoughts

to bless your life.

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A Daily Devotional

Monday through Friday

by Beth McLendon


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The topic this week is

God - our ROCK!




Monday


When I feel like I am losing my grip

on my faith,

I need to

lean on

THE ROCK

which is

my God!


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Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock.

Psalm 28:1 KJV

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God is often depicted as

our

ROCK.


A BIG, STRONG, UNMOVING ROCK


From the end of the earth

will I cry unto thee,

when my heart is overwhelmed:

lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Psalm 61:2 KJV






What should I lean on?




I need to

lean

on

THE ROCK

instead of

leaning

on

my own understanding.


 As Proverbs 3:5-6

explains:


Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;

and

lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways

acknowledge him,

and he shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 5-6 KJV




Video Below:

Words of Encouragement

and

Musical Encouragement





God is our ROCK!

Psalm 28:1b  Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock.

Psalm 31:2  Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.

Psalm 62:2  He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.

Psalm 62:6  He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.

Psalm 62:7  In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

Psalm 89:26  He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.

Psalm 92:15  To shew that the Lord is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Psalm 94:22  But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.

Psalm 95:1  O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.



Dear Lord,

You are my Rock - my only Rock.

I will be determined

to stay close to you.

Amen



Tuesday


Knowing a little Hebrew

increases our understanding

of the Bible.

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There are three ways in Hebrew

to say that someone is THE BEST.


In Hebrew, if you want to say that someone is the best carpenter, you could say it three ways:


* He is a carpenter of carpenters.

* He is The Carpenter.

* He is a Great, Great, Great carpenter.


In the first instance, you use the word "of."

For example, we say Jesus is:

The King OF Kings - That means he is the highest King.


The second instance, you use the word "the."

Jesus is THE Savior - That means Jesus is the highest Savior.


The third instance, you say a word three times:

The Lord is Holy, Holy, Holy - That means the Lord is the most holy.


(For Example # 1 See Deuteronomy 10:17 KJV)



In the Hebrew language,

giving an adjective

THREE times

means "highest" or "greatest."



So I wonder

if the idea of saying something three times

could also relate

to saying something

three time within one psalm.


In Psalm 18  and in Psalm 62, David speaks of God as a "rock" three times in each of those psalms.


Psalm 18 verses 2, 31, and 46

Psalm 62 verses 2, 6, and 7


God probably inspired David to put the word "rock" three times in Psalm 18 and in Psalm 62 as a name for himself, because God knew the Jewish people would pick up on it and know that he is saying that he is the Greatest Rock.


In my mind, that would be one of the beautiful messages that God hides in the Bible for us to find.



Wednesday


Jesus is THE ROCK!

There is no ROCK like our GOD!



Everyone has a rock

that they lean

on

in their life.


For some it is the true Lord God of the Bible.


For others it is something else.


Deuteronomy talks about this:


"For their rock is not as our Rock."

Deuteronomy 32:31a KJV


Here is a related verse later in that same chapter. "For their vine is of the vine of Sodom and of the fields of Gomorrah." Deuteronomy 32:32a KJV


In that chapter,

Moses explains

about the ROCK of the Lord our God:


"I will publish the name of the Lord:

ascribe ye greatness

unto our God.

He is the Rock,

his work is perfect:

for all his ways are judgment:

a God of truth

and

without iniquity,

just and right is he."

Deuteronomy 32:3-4 KJV


When people have a

lukewarm relationship

with God,

they don't realize that they are

leaning on something other than God.


Deuteronomy 32:37 KJV says,

"Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted?"


Then when trouble comes,

lukewarm people will either run back to God

for the duration of the trouble

AND THEN continue to establish

a solid relationship with God

OR

they will eventually find themselves

even more distant from God

than when the trouble started.


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Psalm 62:6

shows us what we should say

and

what we should live by:


He only is my rock

and

my salvation:

he is my defence;

I shall not be moved.

Psalm 62:6 KJV


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Psalm 62


What happens when trouble comes?


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When Trouble comes:


We now have plenty of time for God.

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We now have time to pray to him

and

read his word.

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We now let nothing

distract us or entice us away from God.

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We realize how desperate we are for God to save us.

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We begin to see

Who or What

has quietly removed

God from the throne of our heart

and is  currently

quietly reigning in our life.

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When trouble comes, we either

do the above

and grow closer to God

OR

we turn our back on him and walk away.


Sadly, I know people who have walked away.

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Will you join me in prayer?



Dear Lord,

You are my Rock - my only Rock.

I will be determined

to stay close to you.

Amen



Thursday


Psalm 95:1 

gives us one

of the names of God

which is:

The Rock of our Salvation



O come, let us sing unto the Lord:

let us make a joyful noise to

the

Rock of our Salvation.

Psalm 95:1 KJV





Note that in Psalm 95:1 the word as "rock" in the phrase

"Rock of my Salvation"

is the

Hebrew word 06697 in the Strong's Hebrew.


צוּר

The King James Version translates that word "rock" in Psalm 95:1. In Psalm 144:1, the KJV translates that word "strength."

This same Hebrew word is translated by the King James Version:

Rock 64 times, Strength 5 times, Sharp 2, God 2, Beauty 1, Edge 1,Stones 1, Mighty one 1, Strong 1.



Dear Lord,

You are my Rock - my only Rock.

I will be determined to stay close to you.

Amen




More Music about  - God my Rock



Friday


Music about:

God is my Rock




The Rock of our Strength!

The Rock of our Victory!

YES!

And

He is

The Rock of Champions!


Blessed be the Rock of my Salvation.




The Lord is my Rock.

The Lord is my Fortress.

He's my Deliverer.

He rescues me!






When I was a little girl,

I would come home from church

and head for the piano.


I would bang on our piano and sing,

"Rock of ages, cleft for me."


Even though I didn't understand

what the words meant,

I wanted to sing to God

and

to feel close to God.





The LORD is my rock,

and my fortress, and my deliverer ;

my God, my strength,

in whom I will trust;

my buckler,

and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

Psalm 18:2 KJV


Also see our pages:

Psalm 18 - The Names of God

Psalm 131

Psalm 95

Psalm 27

For all our Psalm pages click: Bible Devotions


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originally presented Oct 17, 2016