Romans 9:30-33 "The Rock"
Sep 23 2019
As you all know I’m just beginning my new road upon things that, though familiar to my
eyes are now foreign to my heart. I’m having to relearn how to walk a new! At times, the
grief feels like waves that crash upon my soul for a brief moment only to return a short
time later. But the PTSD is different, it resembles the tides that rise up to flood the banks
of my life. As powerful as those both are I am also experiencing the reality of
overcoming these two forces of waves and tides by standing upon my Rock who alone is
able to sustain me against both waves and tides. It reminds me of what Paul wrote to the
Romans in chapter 9 verses 30-33. This passage specifically deals with the Gentile
salvation and the Jewish separation. The problem was that the Jews thought that by their
self-efforts they had obtained righteousness. There were many in Israel who chose to
stumble at the ROCK instead of standing on it because standing on it would mean that
they weren’t strong enough to stand on their own works. It is a human delusion, fostered
by Satan, that salvation is within our natural reach. That any time we want to we can,
with minimal effort, at the last minute, make up our mind to do a little this or that and
God will be forced to accept what we have offered instead of us accepting what He has
offered, His only begotten Son and choosing to stand upon the Rock of our salvation.
Perhaps that is the chief blessing attached to waves and tides upon our lives as we will
discover the Rock of our salvation!
This has been Pastor Dale, Blessings!