Advent Devotionals: Day 8

The Rock

1 Corinthians 10:4 - “And all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock was Christ.” (NASB)

Hopefully when you see a title like “the Rock” your first thoughts aren’t of Dwayne Johnson or that mid 90s movie with Sean Connery and Nicholas Cage. I admittedly thought of those things eventually but one of the first things I thought about was “foundation”; the very basis one which anything stands. Foundation typically is the very ground something else is built upon and without a solid foundation that which is built cannot last or stand. Remember Christ encouraged all who would listen to build on the rock and not on the sand in Matthew 7:24–27.

We are reminded as we read Corinthians a spiritual rock was with the Jews throughout their wilderness journey. Even though it may have been hard to believe or understand, God was making provisions for them the entire way. Jesus was that spiritual foundation. It had already been laid and it cannot change. Which is great because that means that no matter how rocky things get in our lives, our firm foundation will always remain the same. One of my favorite songs says, “I’ve still got joy in chaos, I’ve got peace that makes no sense. I won’t be going under; I’m not held by my own strength. Cause I’ve built my life on Jesus, He’s never let me down. He’s faithful through every season, so why would He fail now? He won’t,” (“Firm Foundation” by Maverick City Music).

Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for being the solid rock on which we stand. As things around us shake and give way, may we continue to put trust in You knowing that You won’t fail. Amen.
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