Christianity 201

October 30, 2013

God My Rock

Filed under: Uncategorized — paulthinkingoutloud @ 6:00 pm

John 7:38

He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’”

I’m typing this on a borrowed laptop while my computer waits in line at the repair shop. So today will be shorter.

This week at our small group Bible study we looked at the story of the woman at the well in John 4, and got talking about the water imagery in scripture. Certainly God’s Spirit is often characterized in terms of rain, rivers, springs, livlng water, etc.

But we also get the imagery in scripture as God as a rock; our fortress.

Psalm 18:2

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

I found this on the blog of Diane Lindstrom.   She always posts great songs I’ve never heard of.

Today’s two-for-one special: Another popular worship song, Cornerstone by Hillsong, is written in a meter that allows for other verse possibilities from other songs. (The song itself is a borrowing from My Hope Is Built.) See the complete list of possibilities at this link.  The idea of cornerstone is a continuation of the idea of Jesus the rock.

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