Wednesday, June 8, 2022

THE ROCK

Today’s Reading: Matthew 7

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The “Church of the Primacy of St. Peter” on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, Israel. It is built upon a rock known as the place where Jesus prepared breakfast for His disciples, following His resurrection and after Peter said to the others, “I’m going fishing!” They fished all night and caught nothing. Jesus then told them “Cast your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some” (more about this story in John 21).

Key Verse: Matthew 7:24 (NKJV)

“Therefore, whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock; and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

 

Jesus’ disciple, Simon, listened in person to the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus had given him another name, Peter, or “Rock.” Peter had many lessons to learn before he could stand as a solid rock to deliver the foundational message for Jesus’ Church on the day of Pentecost, the birthday of the Church (Acts 2). John Paul II said, during his visit to Canada (he spoke French as he was in Quebec City), “Pierre est une petit pierre, mais Jesus est Le Grand Pierre…Peter is a small rock, but Jesus is the Great Rock.” I was listening to the Pope on the radio. He was right! Let us build our lives on “The Great Rock,” the Lord Jesus Christ.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Dear Lord Jesus, My life is being built on You as my sure foundation. On You I am secure forever. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

My wife was born in 1939 in a farm house built in 1878. It had solid foundations. Norma-Jean would often spend long periods of prayer in her birth room. Her life, like the house, was unmovable, totally secure. In 2006, we sold that farm and built a smaller house. I personally helped the builder lay the foundations on solid rock. In the place we built, there is massive rock everywhere. As a 16 year old, I made a lifetime decision. I would build my life on “The Great Rock.” I’ve discovered that He is solid, and I am anchored to Him; He’s rock solid. I believe that no storms of life will ever push me off the secure Foundation of Jesus Christ!

Your Brother in Christ,

David

9 thoughts on “Wednesday, June 8, 2022

  1. Thank You, Lord God, for being the solid rock. Your Word is unchanging, forever settled in Heaven. Help us listen, trust, and obey You today.
    Help all Your people with all their challenges, Father. We commit them into Your care..
    Help Your church in Nigeria, Lord. Bring the healing, comfort, and strength they need, in Jesus’s great name, amen

    “My hope is built on nothing less
    than Jesus’ blood and righteousness!
    I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
    but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

    On Christ the solid rock I stand
    All other ground is sinking sand,
    All other ground is sinking sand.”

  2. Amen Rob. Let’s also remember Ukraine along with Nigeria. My heart breaks ever time they show the utter destruction of that country. I saw that a large group arrived in Canada yesterday from the Ukraine. Bless them Lord, and, help them in all the adjustments ahead of them. Blessings all. P.S. thanks for your prayers for me. I have about 5 appointments for follow up. Have a great day with the Lord. Amen

  3. Amen to all the above.Trust is a close kin to faith.Doreen,I share your concerns.May God bless you.We have been blessed in this part of the world and many do not realize it.Pray for Jerusalem and all of Israel too.
    Trust Me

    Trust Me,I know what I am doing,
    It’s not just your heart I am wooing
    But your soul is so dear to Me,
    I want you with Me for eternity.

    Even when your days are very bad,
    I share the load that makes you sad,
    So do not be angry with Me,
    You must trust in Me eternally.

    I love all my children most dearly,
    And in life I see you clearly,
    That is why you are on the Earth,
    It is a school and the grave is your birth.

    ‘I knew you before you were born’,
    I would never leave you forlorn,
    I know every hair on your head,
    Death is not for you to dread.

    Life is through my precious Son,
    A reward for when your day is done,
    So know that this is my gift to you
    As you trust Him your life through.
    G W (Bill) Marshall/.2011

  4. Praying for everyone on this blog that our Lord Jesus Christ
    would be with them through all their trials & storms in life.
    May His Will be done in Jesus Name, for He is the solid rock, Amen.

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