Berry Patch Devotions in 2017 - Day 153
Devotional Song: … GO TO THIS LINK … Please take the time to take in a YouTube video of song and lyrics from to a group of contemporary Christian singers singing a new arrangement of an old hymn … Firm Foundation … poignantly singing of the reality of Jesus being the sold rock and foundation of our lives.
Highlight Verse[s]: Luke 6:46-48 [NKJV} …
47 Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: 48 He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. …
… Obedience to God's word is the solid rock on which we build our lives.
Highlight Passage [context]: Luke 6:46-49 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK …
… Jesus on how we build a solid foundation for our spiritual lives.
Reference Passage #1 [NKJV] : … Mark 12:10 [NLT] …
10 Have you not read this Scripture: “The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. …”
… Jesus, quoting from Psalm 118:22, where God’s word prophesied Him becoming the cornerstone of our lives as Christians.
My Devotional Journal: Today's ODB author, Kirsten Holmberg, uses the word picture of a famous rock formation to illustrate how Jesus is the sold rock on Whom we build our lives. The ODB author wrote: A large, illuminated cross stands erect on Table Rock, a rocky plateau overlooking my hometown [see photo]. Several homes were built on neighboring land, but recently the owners have been forced to move out due to safety concerns. Despite their close proximity to the firm bedrock of Table Rock, these homes aren’t secure. They have been shifting atop their foundations—nearly three inches every day—causing risk of major water pipes breaking, which would accelerate the sliding.
On what are we building our lives as Christians? And today’s OBD author and the highlight passage above, reminds me (us) that Jesus declared Himself to be the “firm foundation,” about which the singers sing in the linked song; and He was the Chief Cornerstone of our lives prophesied in Psalm 118 and a truth reclaimed by Jesus through His word [see Mark 12:10]. And it’s clear that only those who believe in are willing to live by His word are building their (our) lives on the solid rock of God’s truth.
I’ll leave it to any readers here to deal with that convicting and directing truth.
My Prayer Today: Heavenly Father, … Lord, … truly … You are my solid rock and Your word provides me with the cornerstone on Whom I build my life. … Amen
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