Behold I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious, and he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame. Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious. 1 Peter 2:6-7
One thing we tend to abound in is worry. Worry reflects fear instead of faith. Yes, life is filled with fearsome things, not only involving us and our loved ones, but daily news makes us want to cocoon ourselves, if possible. However, with Jesus as our Rock, we are safe.
The land of Israel is covered with rocks. Homes and businesses and streets are built with them. Israel even exports rocks to other countries. So when 1 Corinthians 10:4 says the rock that gave the Israelites water in the wilderness was the spiritual Rock, Christ, they knew the value of a rock. Do we? If Jesus is our Cornerstone, our foundation is secure. If Jesus is precious to us, we will not worry or fear, but will lay all our problems on Him. Various psalms reveal the Lord as our Redeemer and Rock of Salvation, Fortress and Rock of Refuge, Rock of my Strength, Rock that is higher than I, and the rock of my habitation to which I can continually come. We can sing with the English hymn writer, “Rock of Ages Cleft for me, let me hide myself in Thee.”
Do you hide yourself in the Rock of your salvation or do you let worry shake you to your foundation?
Lord Jesus, my flesh and my heart may fail, but You are the Rock of my heart and my portion forever. You alone are my Rock and my Salvation, my Stronghold. I shall not be shaken. Amen
Remember God loves you and so do I.