Today's Foundations Devotional: No other name...

The apostle Paul says that Jesus Christ is the only, God appointed foundation for the Christian life. Confirmation of this vital fact, that He is the only foundation of true, biblical faith, is found also in the Old Testament.

Confirmation of this vital fact, that Jesus is the only foundation on which we can build our lives, the only foundation of true, biblical faith, is also found in the Old Testament.

The psalmist David, prophetically inspired by the Holy Spirit, says this:

The Lord is my rock in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold (Ps. 18:2).

In Psalm 62 David makes a similar confession of faith:

Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.

In verses 6 – 8 of the same Psalm, David repeats this:

My soul, wait silently for God alone. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God (Ps. 62:1-2, 5-7).

Nothing could be plainer than that. The word rock occurs three times, and the word salvation occurs four times. That is to say, the words 'rock' and 'salvation' are, by the Scripture, intimately and inseparably joined. Each is found only in one person, and that Person is the Lord Himself. This is emphasised by the repetition of the word 'only'.

If anyone should require yet further confirmation of this, we may turn to the words of Peter himself. Speaking to the people of Israel concerning Jesus, Peter says:

Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12).

The Lord Jesus Christ, therefore, is the true rock, the rock of ages, in whom there is salvation. The person who builds upon this foundation can say, like David: He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defence; I shall not be moved (Ps. 62:6).

Lord Jesus, thank You that there is no other name on this earth - nor under or above this earth - by which I am saved and in which my provision lies for all that I need; Your wonderful Name, Jesus. I am so grateful for the power, the life, the glory that is in Your Name! Amen.

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Click on the link below for the Derek Prince book that these daily devotionals are based on:

https://www.dpmuk.org/product/foundational-truths-for-christian-living

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