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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 1240 God, the Rock
1240 God, the Rock

1240 God, the Rock

An OT title for God and a Messianic title signifying that God’s people can rely on him for absolute protection and salvation.

Rock as a title for Israel’s God

Ps 78:35 See also Ge 49:24; Dt 32:15,18,30; 2Sa 23:3; Ps 42:9; Isa 30:29; Hab 1:12

God the Rock is unique

2Sa 22:32 pp Ps 18:31 See also 1Sa 2:2; Isa 44:8

The Rock is superior to other gods

Dt 32:31 See also Dt 32:37

The Rock is worthy to be praised

Ps 144:1 See also Dt 32:4; Ps 92:15

God the Rock and his people

God the Rock is a refuge for his people Ps 62:7 See also Ps 28:1; Ps 31:1-3; Ps 61:2; Ps 71:3; Isa 26:4

God the Rock is his people’s fortress Ps 94:22 See also Ps 28:8; Ps 46:7,11; Ps 48:3; Ps 59:9,16-17; Ps 91:2; Ps 144:2; Jer 16:19

God the Rock is his people’s security 2Sa 22:3 pp Ps 18:2 See also Ps 9:9; Ps 27:1; Ps 37:39; Ps 43:2; Ps 52:7; Joel 3:16

God the Rock saves and delivers his people Ps 95:1 See also 2Sa 22:47 pp Ps 18:46; Ps 19:14; Ps 62:2; Ps 89:26; Isa 17:10

Rock as a Messianic title

The Messiah is the rock/stone on which God’s living temple stands Isa 8:14; Isa 28:16 See also Ps 118:22; Mt 21:42 pp Mk 12:10 pp Lk 20:17; Ac 4:11; 1Pe 2:6-7

The Messiah’s kingdom is eternal and immovable like a rock Da 2:34-35 See also Da 2:44-45

Consequences of rejecting the rock/stone Mt 21:44 pp Lk 20:18; Ro 9:32-33; 1Pe 2:4-8

See also

1205God, titles of
2203Christ, titles of
5454power, God’s saving

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