Day 1 of 5
Rock as Refuge
Because rock is strong, it can serve as a place of shelter. Ancient city walls were constructed of rock. In Israel, Masada is an ancient fortress near the Dead Sea constructed on top of a high rock formation. Its location made it almost impossible for enemies to reach.
The Bible contains a number of stories of people hiding in a cave or rock crevice when they were pursued by people or wild animals. As a young man, David hid from his enemies in a cave. In 2 Samuel 22:2-3, he sang, “The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.”
God tucked Moses into a deep crack in a rock and covered him with His hand (Exodus 33:22) to protect him as God’s glory passed by. There are many times in life when we need God’s protection. He is a safe place in times of danger and distress.
"When crews build a skyscraper, they dig down before they build up. Only structures anchored on solid bedrock are secure enough to withstand dynamic forces of nature and remain strong. Building your spiritual life is similar to constructing a skyscraper. In Matthew 7:24-25, Jesus said people who hear His words and put them into practice are like a wise man who builds his house on the rock. Unless we have a foundation anchored on Jesus Christ, the Solid Rock, we’re likely to fall apart when life challenges us with unexpected events and everyday pressures. Copyright (c) Candy Arrington, Focus on the Family."
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