Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | April 15, 2018

“Trust in the LORD forever, For in God the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock.”

Today’s devotion comes from Matthew 7:24-29.

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.  And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house;  and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.  Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.  The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house;  and it fell—and great was its fall.”

When Jesus had finished these words, the crowds were amazed at His teaching;  for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.”  Matthew 7:24-29.

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How do we act on Jesus’ words?

In summary, we seek His kingdom and His righteousness.  Matthew 6:33.  We enter by the narrow gate.  Matthew 7:13.

On Whom do we rest?

In summary, we rest upon the Rock, the LORD God Almighty.

“Trust in the LORD forever,
For in God the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock.”  Isaiah 26:4.

Other doctrine broadly trusts in themselves to contribute and maintain sufficient works or at least sufficient alleged free-will choice of Christ in order to be saved.  In sum, they trust in their flesh.

But, Reformed Doctrine narrowly trusts in God to provide and preserve everything that they need for salvation.  In sum, they trust in God alone.

“The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge;
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”  Psalm 18:2.


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