Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 2:1–10
A. Did you ever consider how often rocks are mentioned in Scripture?
B. God is often referred to as a rock, and indeed there is none like Him.
I. Rocks stand for security.
A. Rocks have often been used to keep things secure or to keep them sealed (Daniel 6:17; Matthew 27:60;
B. Stone walls were built around cities for protection (Numbers 13:28; Joshua 6:20; 2 Samuel 5:6; Deuteronomy 28:52).
C. Rocks have often been used strategically in times of war (Judges 20:47; 1 Chronicles 11:15–16; 1 Samuel 14:4).
D. No rock can keep us more secure than God can (Psalms 18:2; 62:6–7).
II. Rocks stand for strength.
A. Great stones were used in the construction of the temple (Ezra 6:4; Mark 13:1–2).
B. Because a house is only as secure as its foundation, wise men build on the rock (Matthew 7:24–25; 16:18; 1 Kings 7:10; 5:17–18).
C. We need to build our house on Jesus Christ.
III. Rocks stand for stability.
A. God wrote His law for Israel on tablets of stone to stand the test of time (Exodus 24:12; 31:18).
B. He had the words of the law written on an altar of stone as well (Joshua 8:30–32).
C. Stone may be durable, but no stone will outlast our God.
A. God our Rock is a “living stone” and a precious one (1 Peter 2:4).
B. There is no rock as secure, as strong, or as stable as the Lord.