Crystal Writes A Blog

A Place to Read What "Crystal-Writes"

I Go to the Rock

Sunset Splash by Flickr User Justin Brown, CC License = Attribution, Noncommercial, Share Alike

Sunset Splash by Flickr User Justin Brown, CC License = Attribution, Noncommercial, Share Alike
Click image to open a new tab/window to view the original image and to access the user’s full photo stream at Flickr.

So many religious theories have people looking within themselves for salvation. But if the answer was simply within ourselves, would there be so many lost people? The answer we all want is one that is bigger than us. Anyone who has ever tried to depend on a human when the world was falling apart around them knows humans can only do so much. We need something and Somebody outside of ourselves that has proven to be dependable, and then we can have faith and trust. Our Heavenly Father will prove Himself to anyone who seeks and searches with a pure heart, and anyone who finds Him will learn that He is the Rock of Our Salvation–steady, unmovable, and dependable.

In today’s reading from Numbers 20:7 through Numbers 20:13, Moses is face to face with another situation that requires moving a rock. As happened before, the people of Israel are thirsty, and there is no water around. The last time this happened, God told Moses to strike the rock with his staff, and water came pouring out of it. This time, however, God tells Moses to speak to the rock and tell it to produce water.

Now, Moses knows that God is dependable because he has seen it first hand over and over again. He is frustrated with the whining of the people who have also seen it but refuse to put their trust in The Almighty. For whatever reason was in his mind or heart, Moses fell back on what he knew worked from the former event instead of trusting God’s direction for his current situation. He hit the rock instead of speaking to it. The water still came forth, but Moses lost something precious in the process.

God speaks to Moses and Aaron and tells them that because they didn’t trust in Him, it would cause the people of Israel to not regard Him as holy like they should. Because of this, Moses and Aaron will not be escorting the people of Israel into The Promised Land. The place where the water flowed was then named Meribah Spring meaning “contention” because it where the people and Moses strived against the Lord instead of trusting Him and seeing Him as holy even though He was showing Himself as Holy among them.

There is a song with the same title as this blog, and the lyrics to the chorus are…

I go to The Rock of my salvation,
I go to The Stone that the builders rejected,
Run to The Mountain and The Mountain stands by me.
When the earth all around me is sinking sand,
On Christ The Solid Rock I stand.
When I need a shelter, when I need a friend,
I go to The Rock.

Scripture in the New Testament refers to the Old Testament when it says, “The Rock that followed them was Christ.” The full verse from 1 Corinthians 10:4 in The Amplified Bible says…

And they all drank the same spiritual (supernaturally given) drink. For they drank from a spiritual Rock which followed them [produced by the sole power of God Himself without natural instrumentality], and the Rock was Christ.

If we turn to Him, we know we have a trustworthy source of salvation, strength, deliverance, power, authority, protection, and so much more. He will free those in bondage who seek Him; He will comfort those in misery who turn to Him; and He will give eternal life to those who are willing to die to this flesh and doing things their own way and let Christ live within them. Instead of turning to yourself, or some other human, for answers that cannot be found in humanity, go to The Rock that has proven Himself faithful since the beginning of time on this rock we call Earth.

And in case you’ve never heard it, here’s the song mentioned above…

June 16, 2014 Posted by | Bible Study, Nonfiction, Torah Commentary | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


Crystal Writes A Blog

A Place to Read What "Crystal-Writes"


Women of Grace inspires and equips women to love and serve God.

The Grammar Sherpa

Your guide through the rocky terrain of grammar, punctuation, and word usage

Kentucky Christian Writers Conference

Equipping Christian Writers

Revealing Truth Today

Standing for the truth and sharing Jesus with others!

this girl's journey to serenity

i was drowning in his addiction

Cleanin' Up

Language, Attitude, Health, and Home

American Christian Writers

We help you get into print

Miller Theology

Duane's Miller's commentary on Christianity and culture

Inkspirations Online

A well of inspiration and encouragement for Christian writers

3rd Letter Writers

Telling Stories. Sharing Life.

Quills & Inkblotts

Because the world needs good stories


“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein

Truth in Reality

"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge...." (Hosea 4:6)

Loved, chosen, & empowered

Learning to follow Christ one day at a time


Thinking about all the reasons we have for praising our LORD.

CLADACH Publishing

Producing and Providing Inspirational Books

The Narrowing Path

walking together in truth and love.

Happy Eco Mama

Green parenting, positive psychology and connecting our little ones to the natural world

Create With Joy

Infuse Creativity In All You Do

Stories With Heart

Blog of Best Selling author David Johnson

Andrew M. Friday

website of science fiction author Andrew M. Friday

Above All Else

Thoughts from Katie Foster


Simply beautiful publishing powered by WordPress.

THE WORD on The Word of Faith (a GroupBlog)

BREAKING FREE from The Word of Faith Movement & telling the World about it! TELL US YOUR STORY

behind the lens

the view from the other side of the window

Blaire McDaniel

Finding God in the Gray.

The Matt Walsh Blog

Absolute Truths (and alpaca grooming tips) **

On Faith and Writing

A Daughter of the King

Christian Design and Video Share

A great site

Wordsmith's Desk

some thoughts along the way

Socialism is not the Answer

Limited Government Is


And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb...

Today's Author

Fostering a community of creative writers through articles, comments, writing prompts and a healthy, supportive environment.

Louisville Christian Writers blog

For members of LCW to spread their blogging wings or reblog their own posts.

Monica Mynk

Stories of Broken Girls, Seeking Love, Finding His Truth News

The latest news on and the WordPress community.

Women: Each One A Survivor

Enjoying Every Moment

Jessie Jeanine

A survivor inspired by the tragedies and triumphs of life.


Deut 32:28 "They are a nation without sense, there is no discernment in them."

%d bloggers like this: