"The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my delieverer, the God of my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation; my stronghold and my refuge; my Savior. You save me from violence, I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies" (2 Sam. 22:2, 3). Ever since Jesus Christ died and rose again, He is the foundation stone for every child of God, and for everyone who will name Him as their Lord and Savior. How wonderful to be able to say, "Jesus Christ is my Rock!"

Jesus is the chief cornerstone, the foundation of the church (1 Cor. 3:11; Eph. 2:20; 1 Pet. 2:7b). The rock of salvation is described as being the head of the church and the Savior of the body (Eph. 5:23). In Him we can all be saved. He accomplished this great work of giving His life on the cross so that we can be a part of Him and in fellowship with His Father in heaven. Through the resurrection of Jesus we are called out of darkness into His body or church (Col. 1:13,18). Truly, He is the rock upon which His church is founded and built (Matt. 16:16-19). Each child of God who is in His church can confidently say, "Jesus Christ is my Rock!"

Jesus is the spiritual rock that led the children of Israel out of Egypt (1 Cor. 10:4); and today He is the spiritual rock who leads His church through His Word. We are built upon His sayings, and the storms of life will not prevail against us (Matt. 7:24). As children of God being led by Jesus, the spiritual rock, we are blessed to be able to lovingly express this personal truth, "Jesus is my Rock!"

Jesus is also the rock of offense to all who do not believe (Rom. 9:33). To all those who believe He is the rock of salvation, but to those who doubt and disbelieve He is the "stumbling stone." Jesus brings hope, peace, forgiveness, and reconciliation to a lost world. Yet, when the people of sin refuse to repent and turn to the Savior of the world, they will face wrath, indignation and judgment (Rom. 2:5-11). How sad it is that people have within their grasp a Savior who will give them eternal life, but alas, they can not say, "Jesus Christ is my Rock!"

So, allow Jesus to be the Rock of your salvation, the Rock of your foundation and the spiritual Rock from which you drink but not the Rock of stumbling. Then you can say, "The Lord is my Rock and my Fortress and my Deliverer; the God of my strength, in Whom I will trust, my Shield and the Horn of my salvation; my Stronghold and my Refuge; my Savior." How marvelous it is that all who are saved can proclaim personally, "Jesus Christ is my Rock!"

By Ron Drumm.

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