Date: January 22, 2015 10:10 PM
Topic: +DEV+ Building On The Rock
Building On The Rock
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock." Matthew 7:24
Scripture Focus: Psalm 62
Children in our little community of Sligo, who lived across the creek from the school had to use the bridge on the main road. When the river froze in winter, it was tempting for those whose homes were directly across from the school to walk over on the ice rather than trudge to the North end and backtrack several miles, especially when running late. The ice could be rock-solid, but then it could be treacherous following even a brief thaw. Two of my first-grade classmates learned this when the ice gave way and they fell into the frigid water. Thankfully, they were rescued, and it was a while before anyone risked the shortcut again.
Sometimes life can feel like we're stepping onto thin ice. But with our trust solidly in our Savior, what we step onto will be firm and safe. His Word is our guide. Psalm 62 tells us to remember two things about our Lord: that He is strong and that He is loving. We can move forward in faith this New Year, knowing that He is our Rock and Fortress, and we will not be shaken.
Insight: On Christ, the solid rock, I stand! (Edward Mote, 1834)
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