Daily Reading & Prayer

Rock Solid

June 10, 2023


Joshua 8:1 “Then the Lord said to Joshua, ‘Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Take the whole army with you, and go up and attack Ai. For I have delivered into your hands the king of Ai, his people, his city and his land.’”


Gibraltar is a small peninsula of the southern coast of Spain near the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea. Encompassing most of this peninsula is an enormous mass of limestone 1,398 feet high. This rocky mass has become a symbol of stability and certainty – from which we get our expression, "Solid as the Rock of Gibraltar.”

God’s word is solid and trustworthy. Three times God spoke to Joshua of future events that were as good as done. In Joshua 6, God said of Jericho, "See! I have given Jericho into your hand, its king and the mighty men of valor" (Joshua 6:2). And that's exactly what happened. In Joshua 8, he said to Joshua concerning Ai, "See, I have given into your hand the king of Ai, his people, his city, and his land" (Joshua 8:1). Sure enough, it transpired (Joshua 8:18-25). Then in Joshua 10, God promised Joshua victory over the Amorites, saying, "Do not fear them, for I have delivered them into your hand" (Joshua 10:8). Again, God came through on is word (Joshua 10:10-11).

If you are feeling confused by upheaval in your life, look to the Rock – not the rock of Gibraltar, but the Rock of Jesus. Take him at his word; he will never change.


Trust Jesus and take him at his word. Cry out to him with your questions and concerns. You can count on him. 


Jesus, you are faithful and good. You are trustworthy. Help me to rely on you and put my confidence in you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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