Have you ever wondered where “Rock of Ages” came from? Just what does rock of ages mean?
All through the Bible we can read about rock of ages.
Deuteronomy 32:31 “For their rock is not as our Rock.”
This is what Moses said about the Israelites. Even today, some men turn to a rock of men for strength. Some will turn to the rock that will sell them out.
Psalms 14:1 “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.”
Hebrews 3:4 “For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.” God made everything.
Romans 1:20 “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.”
Ecclesiastes 12:1 “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.”
Isaiah 40:12 “Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?”
What are the answers to these questions?
Who put the sun in the right place?
Who made the dirt, water, etc?
God did it all. God is our Rock.
Do you believe in rock of ages?
II Samuel 22:2 “And he said, The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer.”
I Samuel 2:2 “There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.”
All through the ages we read of the rock.
I Corinthians 10:3-4 “And did all eat the same spiritual meat; and did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”
Moses spoke of the rock in Deuteronomy 32:18 “Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.” Verse 31, “for their rock is not as our rock.”
Jesus built His church on the rock.
Matthew 16:18 “And I say unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
There are blessing to be found in the rock of ages. Christ is the one who will help us.
I Peter 5:7 “Casting all your care upon him: for he careth for you.”
No one else cares for you and me like Christ does. He is the one who gave his life on the cross so that we can have forgiveness of our sins.
All through the ages we read of the rock. That rock is Christ. Where is your rock? Is it in the rock of ages that we read about down through the ages. What do you build upon? The rock of ages or sinking sand?
Matthew 7:24-27 “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And ever one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.”
It is in the rock of ages that we find comfort: Jesus Christ. Let’s build our lives on the rock of ages.
Southside Church of Christ