ALOHA FAMILY AND FRIENDS,  Beloved of God,  John 3:16-21

   8/21/19   (Across my desk this morning.)

Today’s Scripture
“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, NIV)
Staying Rock Solid

When we have rock-solid faith, we won’t be moved by what’s happening around us. We have peace in our hearts and minds because our hope is in God. We have an attitude that says, “I’m not moved by this medical report. I respect and honor people who are trying to help me, but I know God can do what medical science cannot do. God made my body.” “I’m not moved by the economy, the stock market or my job situation. I know God supplies all my needs. He promised He would prosper me even in a recession.” “I’m not moved by how my children are acting. I’m not stressed out because they’re off course, making poor choices. I know it’s only a matter of time. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Friend, that’s unshakable faith. That’s building your house on a rock-solid foundation. When the storms of life come, you won’t be moved. How do you stay rock solid? By meditating on the Word of God and following His commands. It’s that simple. Instead of making your circumstances the focus, you make God the focus and stand strong and secure in Him! Today, make spending time with God your number one priority and learn to stay rock solid in Him!

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for Your Word which is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I choose to hide Your Word in my heart. I choose to meditate on Your promises. I know that You are faithful to Your Word and thank You for rock-solid faith as I keep my heart and mind focused on You in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

My Thoughts:
Of course Rock is used in Holy Scripture always associates with Christ Jesus as being the ROCK.  In Gen.49:24 Christ Jesus is lifted in prophesy by Moses.  In fact in Ex.17:1,  Moses caused water to flow from a Rock and was hidden in the cleft of a rock for protection from GOD’s GLORY.  In Samuel 2:2 it is recorded,  “There is no one holy like the LORD;  there is no one besides you;  here is no ROCK like our God.  David in Psalms 19:14 writes,  “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my ROCK and my Redeemer.  And in Psalm 31:2,  “…come quickly to my rescue; be my ROCK of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.
But the Messianic Scripture that really catches my eye is Isaiah 28:9-20 and it is a deep study so I will let you get your Bible and spend some time on this one as it is a life and death kind of scripture.

Jesus also taught about building on the ROCK:  24 “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. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.

About a year or so ago I planted some papaya seeds.  And the plant next to the compost pile grew beautifully.  Filled up completely with about 250 papayas all getting big and beautiful and near harvesting.   But the other day I notice it was leaning more than usual.  Next day it was on the ground.  The roots had not grown deeply into the rocks under the earth.  The root structure was shallow and down it went.  The LORD spoke to my heart that this was typical of most churches today.  Not solid on the ROCK,  Not straight in growth and about the time for a harvest,  over it goes in a split or the pastor runs off with the organist.  And it is our responsibility to see to it that we have a solid Biblical foundation in Christ Jesus and that our doctrine  is balanced in LOVE, HOLINESS and POWER and that we keep the “Unity of the faith in the Bond of Peace.”   That all we believe can be supported by Holy Scripture in context.   Paul taught Timothy,  2 Tim.3:5,  that in the Last Days, ministries would have a form of godliness, but no power,  and if so to find someplace that really believes and teaches the Holy Scriptures:  2 Tim.3:16-17.

Yours in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy,  Ken<><   (Back issues of “Worth Considering” may be found with a link on our homepage:

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