Earth – rock to ROCK

One of the four elements is the Earth. The earth is a creation of God and in fact the very first verse in the Bible has a reference to the word ‘earth’. Genesis 1:1 states In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. The Bible also states in John 1:1 that In the beginning was the Word (referring to Jesus) and all things (including the earth) have been created by Him, and for Him (Colossians 1:16). The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.

But have you wondered as to what the earth is made of? Take a child’s geography book to read about the composition of the earth and you are likely to find that the earth is primarily made up of a substance called Olivine, which is made up of Magnesium, Iron and Silica (Sand). Olivine is nothing other than a type of rock. In other words, one can say that the substance of the earth is made up of Olivine rock. The title for the show, “Third rock from the sun” couldn’t be more scientifically accurate, wherein the earth is referred to as a rock.

Jesus is THE ROCK on whom all of His creation can stand and not sink. Deuteronomy 32:4 avers that He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth (Jesus said I am the Truth) and without iniquity (Jesus was not only sinless but also blameless), just and right is he. THE ROCK (Jesus) said that if we listen to His words and also do them accordingly, we are likened to the wise man who built his house on the Rock and the storms that buffet against it shall not prevail. When the foundation is made up of rock, it is solid. He also referred to his apostle Peter as the rock on whom He will build his church (Matthew 16:18).

Jesus is the spiritual ROCK (1 Corinthians 10:4) whose work is not only perfect but complete (for He said It is finished). The substance of the earth is made up of Olivine rock. Our body was made from the earth but the question that remains is, if the substance of our bodies made up of the spiritual ROCK, Jesus Christ. Is Jesus THE ELEMENT of our lives? Is the foundation of our lives Jesus, THE ROCK. In other word’s, are we wise? We deceive ourselves if we merely hear his words and not do it (James 1:22).  Can The Rock (Jesus) say of you and me as He said of Peter, that you and I are the rock on which He can build His Church? Think about it.

Fascinating isnt it, that creation (the earth a.k.a. rock) embodies symbolically the STRONG and SOLID attributes of the Creator (THE ROCK). Those who commit their lives to follow Him will stand forever and never sink. All other ground is sinking sand.