September 26, 2018

2 Samuel 22:32 (NLT) — 32 For who is God except the Lord? Who but our God is a solid rock?

So David has been chased and hunted by King Saul for about ten years. The only thing that Saul wanted to do to David is kill him. David was on the run hiding in caves, in desert regions, in enemy cities, always moving. And yet to him the only solid thing in his life was God. Can you say that the only solid thing in your life is God?

Think about it, what in this life is indestructible, unfailing and would never let you down or fail you? What is it that you would bet your life on? Would it be your parents, friends, job, savings account, stock market, your own abilities and intellect; our government, our military might, earthquake proof bunkers, air bags, security alarms, man made bridges, security box, your sawed off shotgun etc.

This theme is carried on through our daily reading today: In Galatians chapter 2 Paul pleaded with the Galatians to not trust in their ability to keep God’s law to save them. The law was not a solid rock it could only point out how many times the people had failed to keep it. The law could not deliver them; only faith in the solid Rock, Jesus could save them.

In Ezekiel 29 the people of Egypt were trusting in the Pharaoh. To the people he was their solid rock and yet God said he would drag the Pharaoh down from power and all those who trusted in him like he would drag a fierce crocodile out of the water and all the fish hanging on to the crocodile for security and he would leave them stranded in the wilderness to die.

In Psalm 78 God exhorts parents to tell their children the truth about him that he is the only solid rock that they can depend on. They were to tell their children all the wonderful that God had done for them and their ancestors. The purpose of exposing them to the truth, that God is the only solid Rock, was so that “they will not be like their ancestors— stubborn, rebellious, and unfaithful, refusing to give their hearts to God.” (Vs:8)

You see if you give your heart to anything else but the Solid Rock you will eventually be destroyed; because their is nothing more solid, more stable, more trustworthy than God. Remind yourself of this daily. I believe David did this daily and that that is what got him through those rough ten years. And then God solidly put him on the throne of Israel and his kingship continued right up until Jesus the Solid Rock came.

We need to keep trusting because that Solid Rock is coming back again!

Psalm 20:7 (ESV) — 7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

Psalm 33:16–17 (NLT) — 16 The best-equipped army cannot save a king, nor is great strength enough to save a warrior. 17 Don’t count on your warhorse to give you victory— for all its strength, it cannot save you.

Psalm 44:6 (NLT) — 6 I do not trust in my bow; I do not count on my sword to save me.

Psalm 125:1 (NLT) — 1 Those who trust in the Lord are as secure as Mount Zion; they will not be defeated but will endure forever.

As the old hymn goes > “On Christ the Solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.”

Be Inspired Hilltop!