This Solid Rock on which I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.
Listen to what James said about this Solid Rock in chapter 1:17. "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." You can trust the Rock. He is not going to be there on one day and gone the next. He is not like a shifting shadow. He is faithful and steadfast, you can trust and rely on Him.
Moses was the first to mention the Rock as he sang of God's ways before the children of Israel: "I will proclaim the name of the Lord. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! He is the ROCK, His works are perfect, and all His ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is He... For their rock is not like our ROCK, as even our enemies concede". (Deuteronomy 32:3-4,31)
Hannah used nearly the same words when she dedicated Samuel to the Lord: "There is no one holy like the Lord; There is no one besides you; There is no ROCK like our God." (1 Samuel 2:2)
King David sang of this Rock when delivered from the hands of Saul: "For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the ROCK except our God? ... the Lord lives! Praise be to my ROCK!!! Exalted be God, the ROCK, my Savior!"
The prophet Isaiah cried out against Damascus:
"You have forgotten God your Savior; You have not remembered the ROCK, your Fortress. (Isaiah 17:10)
The Solid Rock is an ever-present symbol of protection, provision and constancy. Listen to what Job said about the Rock. "When my steps were bathed with cream, and the Rock poured out rivers of oil for me!" (Job 29:6)
Again King David said in Psalms 105:41, "He opened the Rock, and water gushed out; It ran in the dry places like a river, for He remembered His holy promise."
The Rock is utterly dependable!
THERE IS A SHAKING GOING ON
Hebrews 12:26-27, "Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven. Now this, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain". Will your life hold up against the winds, tides and pressure's of change? Experiencing the Rock is a place of rest, trust, a calm assurance, a solid support. It is a solid Rock on which to plant our feet.
C. S. Lewis once said, "Faith... is the art of holding onto things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods. It is taking recourse in the Solid Rock. It is committing ourselves with confidence to His enduring truth and unchanging character".
BUILD ON THE ROCK
Jesus said in Matthew 7:24-25 "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; (pressures in life) and it did not fall, for it was founded on the ROCK."
It doesn't say if the pressures come, it says when they come. Will your house stand in the pressure, in the shaking?
What are you building on? The Solid Rock or are you building a sand castle?