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ELOHI TSURI

 In Lent 2018

Elohi Tsuri

God My Rock

Isaiah 44:8

“Who is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and set it before me, since I appointed an ancient people. Let them declare what is to come, and what will happen. Fear not, nor be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? And you are my witnesses! Is there a God besides me? There is no other Rock; I know not any.”

 

The root word for Tsuri is Sur and in Hebrew it is used to represent a solid foundation. When we build our lives upon the unshakable foundation of God we are secure. No matter what might happen, our foundation cannot be moved.

The Bible references God as our Rock in several other important ways. In his psalms, King David called God his Rock many times. Some of the ways God the Rock helped David were: As his shield, His stronghold, his salvation, his strong tower, his strength, his fortress, his deliverer, his refuge, and his heart. God represented everything in King David’s life that he needed to count on.

 

REFLECTION

In Psalm 62:7, King David says: “On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.” Have you rested your salvation, glory and refuge on God, translated here as Elohi Tsuri, or are you still putting your hope of salvation, glory and refuge on a foundation you built yourself?

Repent of trying to build a foundation on anything other than Elohi Tsuri.

Pray and ask Elohi Tsuri what parts of your life are on a shaky foundation.

Listen and think about what would change if you embraced Elohi Tsuri as your refuge and stronghold. In what ways do you need to embrace Him as your shield?

Meditate and ask the Holy Spirit if you are showing the people around you that your life is built on Elohi Tsuri, and that the strength and stability you receive from Him is available to them also.

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