The Rock The Doesn’t Roll

The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock; and exalted be God, the rock of my salvation.” II Samuel 22:47

Rocks and stones are mentioned throughout the Bible. The imagery is that of strength, permanence, immutability, and indestructibility. Jesus, the rejected One, is the cornerstone of our faith. Faith built on anything or anyone else is destined for failure, because He is the only One Who will not crumble. He cannot be crushed by the weights that destroy us. We are told in Scripture that wise people build their lives on that Rock, and that anything else is a foundation of shifting sands, or crumbled rocks. We live in a foolish society in which people construct their lives upon money, fame, success, beauty, intelligence, ornate houses, expensive cars, sports, marriage, children, charity work, friends, hobbies, jobs, and even church work. None of those things are wrong, and most of them are good and fulfilling for a time, but they are not proper building materials for eternity. All of them are temporary; they fade away. Prioritize that list putting God first, and then throw out about half of what is left. Joy will never come from owning things. Things bring fleeting happiness, but not lasting joy.

Christians are called upon to be living stones. Stones are small pieces of rocks; we are to be like small pieces, or replicas, of Christ, the Rock. In several places in Scripture, stones were used to build memorials. The Israelites set up stones to remind them of God’s faithfulness in delivering them from impossible circumstances. As a church body, we should be one unified mass of living stones, testifying to the faithfulness of God in our lives and in our church.

Robin Helm

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About Robin Helm

Robin Helm has published all three volumes of The Guardian Trilogy: Guardian, SoulFire, and Legacy. She also recently published the Yours by Design Series: Accidentally Yours, Sincerely Yours, and Forever Yours. She and her husband have two adult daughters, two sons-in-law, two granddaughters, and a Yorkie Poo named Toby.

6 thoughts on “The Rock The Doesn’t Roll

  1. Robin Helm Post author

    Thanks, Jan. We’re going to post one devotional per week now. I think it’s a great addition to the blog.

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  2. Ellen

    It is interesting to me that you put marriage and children in the list of faulty things upon which to build a life. I love romantic comedies (of the Legally Blond variety), but I often watch them with the mental reservation that such relationships as they show wouldn’t work out in real life for the long term.

    If I had to explain why, I guess I would say that we are putting too much pressure on the relationship by making it an end in itself, rather than a path to holiness. I like to think that Jane knew this too. After all, if romance and the relationship were everything to her, she would have had Marianne end up with Willoughby and Elizabeth with Wickham.

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  3. Robin Helm Post author

    I agree that movie-type relationships would not work out for the long term in real life. I enjoy movies, but I don’t mistake them for reality.

    You make a good point about Austen. Romance was not everything to her, and I think she was very wise.

    I think women who leave God out of their lives and build totally around their husbands and children are making a mistake. There are no guarantees in marriage. Husbands can leave. Children do grow up and become independent (as they should). God will never leave you. I love my husband and children, but my relationship with God comes first, and that makes my relationship with them better.

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