Daily Devotional for 28 May 2020 – Psalm 40v2 (part 3)

Psalm 40:2

There are times when we feel like we are sinking, but the reality for the Christian is this: He “set my feet upon a rock.”

The Bible often compares God and His promises to a rock.”For I will proclaim the name of the Lord, ascribe greatness to our God!  The Rock, His work is perfect, for all His ways are justice.”  (Deuteronomy 32:3-4)

“For who is God, but the Lord?  And who is a Rock except our God?” (Psalm 18:31).

A rock is secure, it doesn’t move, it doesn’t sink.  It is not blown away by storms.  A rock is strong.  A rock provides shade from the sun and shelter from wind and rain.  A rock is a place to hide when then enemy attacks.

God is all these things to us.  We have security in Him.  He doesn’t move.  He doesn’t sink.  He is not blown away by the storms.  He is strong, He is a shade and shelter and safe place. 

The New Testament describes Jesus as the Rock (1 Cor 10:4), and the cornerstone (1 Peter 2:6).  When He saved us, God lifted us from the “pit of destruction” of sin and death and hell and placed us into the Rock who is Christ.  We are safe there from the storms of life; we feel them still, but they cannot hurt is.  We are safe from all the attacks of the enemy; yes, we feel those attacks, but they cannot hurt us.  

One more thing in Psalm 40:2 – “…making my steps secure.”  The wonderful thing about God putting us on the Rock of Christ is that we are secure.  We may stumble, we may even fall down sometimes, but we will never fall off.

You are safe today, on the Rock of Jesus Christ.  My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.

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