Good morning! I’m certain that you are anticipating the new year and what it has in store for us as much as I am! Is this the year of Christ’s return for His church? Will we be raptured in 2022? How wonderful it would be to not experience death but be transformed and taken to Heaven to be with Him for all eternity! Oh reader, if you are not 100% certain that you are saved, please do not wait! Go to the last paragraph of this post and I can show you how to be born again!
Today’s usage of rock is once again capitalized, revealing that it is being used as a proper noun. This is referring to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour! As I have stated before, there are only seven verses in the entire Bible where the word “Rock” is capitalized. Today’s verse is one of them. It speaks of God’s people, the Jews, were chosen by Him to be a people separated from the rest of the world. God was to provide salvation to the Jews by coming to this world as a Jew and dying for their sins. The Jews called Him the Messiah but they were looking for a conqueror, not a suffering Messiah who would die for their sins. As today’s verse indicates, they “lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.” They forgot who God was – they were “unmindful”! God was not foremost in their lives – this leads me to believe that He was not a part of their everyday lives. So much so that the Bible repeats this just three verses later! Wow!
Seven times in the Scriptures is the word Rock used as a proper noun. To whom is this proper noun referring? It is none other than Jesus Christ, the Jews’ Messiah and our Saviour! I’ve noted in prior posts that seven is the number of completion and perfection. Christ began the work in the Old Testament and His perfect sacrifice was completed in the New Testament! The Rock is referred to only once in the New Testament. How wonderful that this solitary verse in the New Testament reveals who that Rock is! 😃
Christ was there in the Old Testament and was referred to as the Rock. However, the Jews did not recognize this. Jesus made it plain in the New Testament and revealed Himself. The Apostle Paul used to be a Pharisee and he was well aware of the Scriptures. Paul lets us know who the Rock of the Old Testament is and opens the eyes of the Jews. We Gentiles are blessed to be given this wonderful salvation as well!
I hope you have enjoyed these ten days of covering “Who is the Rock.” It always blesses me when we can see the Lord in different ways; how He portrays Himself in the Word. Praise the Lord, our Rock of salvation!
Can you say the same, reader? Does your hope lie with the world? The world will always bring disappointment. But Jesus never does. The world’s riches and rewards are only temporary. But Jesus’ rewards are eternal. If you happen to be reading this and are not saved, it is no coincidence. God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!