God is Our Rock

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The Father and Son:  Our Rock

Both the Old and New Testaments refer to God and Jesus as a "stone" or "rock."  As we discussed, the New Testament was written in Greek and the Greek word for mass of stone is "petra."  The Old Testament was written in the Hebrew language.  The Hebrew words used for rock are:

  1.   or "Sela" meaning a crag or cliff, or

  2. = "Tsur", meaning rock or cliff.

Consider these following scriptures:

Exodus 17:6 -- God speaking to Moses in the wilderness said ""Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at at Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink." And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel." (NAS) 1 Corinthians 10:1-4 -- "For I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea; and all ate the same spiritual food; and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock was Christ." (NAS)

Deuteronomy 32:4 -- "The Rock! His work is perfect, for all His ways are just; a God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He. (NAS)

Deuteronomy 32:15 -- "But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked-- you are grown fat, thick, and sleek-- then he forsook God who made him, and scorned the Rock of his salvation. (NAS)

Deuteronomy 32:18 -- "You neglected the Rock who begot you, and forgot the God who gave you birth. (NAS)

1 Samuel 2:2 -- "There is no one holy like the LORD, indeed, there is no one besides Thee, nor is there any rock like our God. (NAS)

2 Samuel 22:2-4 -- And he said, "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 and my refuge; My savior, Thou dost save me from violence. "I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; and I am saved from my enemies. (NAS)

2 Samuel 22:32 -- "For who is God, besides the LORD? And who is a rock, besides our God? (NAS)

2 Samuel 22:47 -- "The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock; and exalted be God, the rock of my salvation, (NAS)

Psalm 18:2 -- 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. (NAS)

Psalm 18:31 -- For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God, (NAS)

Psalm 18:46 -- The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of my salvation, (NAS)

Psalm19:14 -- Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer. (NAS)

Psalm 28:1 -- To Thee, O LORD, I call; My rock, do not be deaf to me, lest, if Thou be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit. (NAS)

Psalm 31:3 -- For Thou art my rock and my fortress; for Thy name's sake Thou wilt lead me and guide me. (NAS)

Psalm 42:9 -- I will say to God my rock, "Why hast Thou forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?" (NAS)

Psalm 62:2 -- He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken. (NAS)

Psalm 62:7 -- On God my salvation and my glory rest the rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. (NAS)

Psalm 71:3 -- Be Thou to me a rock of habitation, to which I may continually come; Thou hast given commandment to save me, for Thou art my rock and my fortress. (NAS)

Psalm 78:35 -- And they remembered that God was their rock, and the Most High God their Redeemer. (NAS)

Psalm 89:26 -- "He will cry to me, 'Thou art my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.' (NAS)

Psalm 92:15 -- To declare that the LORD is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him. (NAS)

Psalm 94:22 -- But the LORD has been my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge. (NAS)

Psalm 144:1 -- Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, {and} my fingers for battle; (NAS)

Isaiah 17:10 -- For you have forgotten the God of your salvation and have not remembered the rock of your refuge. Therefore you plant delightful plants and set them with vine slips of a strange god. (NAS)

Isaiah 26:4 -- "Trust in the LORD forever, for in GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock. (NAS)

Isaiah 44:8 -- 'Do not tremble and do not be afraid; have I not long since announced it to you and declared it? And you are My witnesses. Is there any God besides me, or is there any other Rock? I know of none.'" (NAS)

Habakkuk 1:12 -- Art Thou not from everlasting, O LORD, my God, my Holy One? We will not die. Thou, O LORD, hast appointed them to judge; and Thou, O Rock, hast established them to correct. (NAS)

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