Saturday, March 19, 2016

Build Rock upon Rock

CALL TO PRAYER
 Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
I will not pass away in death;
no, I will surely live,
and to the works the Lord has done
my testimony give.
 —Psalm 118:17
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock.
—Isaiah 26:4
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Surely the name of the Rock of Ages is an invitation to us to put our trust in him. It is a summons to a faith corresponding to that upon which it is built. ‘Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock.’ Our continual faith is the only fit response to God's unchanging faithfulness. Build rock upon rock.

The summons is a summons addressed to us all. Whoever ye are, ‘trust in the Lord forever.’ You and I, dear friends, hear the summons in a yet more beseeching and tender voice than was audible to the prophet, for our faith has a nobler object, and may have a mightier operation, seeing that its object is ‘the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world’; and its operation, to bring to us peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
 —Alexander Maclaren (alt.)
TODAY'S PRAYER
Rock of Ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in thee...
 —Augustus Toplady
YOUR OWN PRAYERS
 Allow the above to help guide your own confession, praise, thanksgiving, and/or petition.

THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
 —Matthew 6:9-13

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