The Lord Our Rock


“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold” (Psalm 18:2).

Both the Old and New Testaments are filled with references to God as a rock; He is permanent, faithful, and protective. He is the firm foundation for your life, your hiding place in trouble, your shelter in the storm. Jesus is also pictured as the spiritual rock that saw the Israelites through their long trek to the Promised Land (See 1 Corinthians 10:1-5.) and as the stone the builders rejected that has become the cornerstone of the Church. (See Matthew 21:42.) Perhaps the most beautiful thought to contemplate as you address Jehovah-Tsuri is that He has made His followers into “living stones.” Scripture says: “you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 2:5).

Related Scriptures

2 Samuel 22:2-4; Psalm 62:1-2; Isaiah 26:3-4; Psalm 40:1-2