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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Daily Scripture and Reflections

  • Jesus: That Spiritual Rock
    For they drank of that spiritual Rock
    that followed them,
    and that Rock was Christ.
    1 Corinthians 10:4
    Jesus was that Spiritual Rock from which the Israelites drank when they thirsted in the wilderness as they traveled from Egypt. The spring at Horeb was dry. God told Moses to take his rod and strike the rock. In obedience to God’s command, water flowed from the rock and the people drank (Exodus 17:1-6). When God’s people looked to Him, Christ supplied their need. He can take care of your needs in the same way.
    Jesus, I’m not physically lost in the desert like the Israelites. I have a suitable life, but sometimes I wander in a spiritual desert. I’m hot and thirsty. I need water; come quench my thirst.
    Jesus is that Spiritual Rock that followed Israel throughout their desert wanderings. He was not a granite stone that followed them; He was their Lord who protected them (Exodus 17:8-16). He was their daily Manna who fed them (Exodus 16:14-22); and He was their God who supplied them with spiritual water when they thirsted. He was their Light to guide them through their night; He was the Column of fire, the Shekinah glory cloud. Jesus met every spiritual need of Israel. Just as Jesus was with His people in the desert, so He can be with you in your spiritual desert. Call on Him today for help.
    Jesus, I need You to follow me this day, just as You followed Israel in the desert. I need spiritual protection when tempted. I need manna when I’m hungry. I need spiritual water when I’m thirsty and fainting. I need You, my Spiritual Rock. Amen.
    Go Deeper: 1 Corinthians 10:1-15
    Depend on Jesus because He is with you.