Such an important reminder from the book of 2 Samuel, that the Lord is the only Rock upon whom I stand, and to whom I cling. After all, as this verse asks, “Who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God?”
If we stand on and cling to anything or anyone else, then that thing or person becomes our “god”. 😯 This deception can often be quite subtle.
I shared yesterday that I had been in a car accident, and was staying home to rest. However, when I got up this morning, I felt much better — praise God! So then, why was my first thought, “I can go back to work now” (especially as I have not yet been cleared by my doctor to return)?
One of the stumbling blocks in my own life is my tendency to look to external things for my security, rather than to the Lord first. Naturally, the Bible encourages us to work (and be the best employees, as we work to please God), but we are also cautioned to rest, too. Oh, how quickly I want to sidestep the season of God-given rest so that I can return to my regular activities (and get my sense of security from my performance in these tasks, rather than in the Lord’s grace alone).
These questions from 2 Samuel 22 are haunting in a way, but are also so very important for us to ponder when we are tempted to go our own way.
What about you? Is there another “rock” upon which you stand or cling, other than the Lord?