They remembered that God was their Rock, that God Most High was their Redeemer. 78:35
I thoroughly love the Dirty Harry movies where Clint Eastwood stars as Detective Harry Callahan. I enjoy them because you always know where Detective Callahan stands when it comes to law enforcement and the apprehension of known criminals. He doesn’t play favorites, politics, or games. He always stands on the side of justice. If you stand on the other side, well you’re just likely to “make his day.” To Dirty Harry, it seems pretty clear what is right and wrong.
In today’s passage from the Psalms, Asaph reminds the people of Israel that God was the Rock and Redeemer of their forefathers. When Israel maintained its covenant relationship with God, He blessed them and gave them success in all their endeavors. However, when they stepped off their Rock by not being faithful to His covenant, God’s anger rose against them. God’s covenant was clear and He didn’t play games or politics with His people. Either stand faithfully on His Rock and life was good or rebelliously step off His Rock and life became dreadfully difficult.
It really isn’t much different today. We either faithfully stand firm on God our Rock, relying on His strength for whatever comes our way, or we don’t. I don’t know about you, but I chose to faithfully stand firm knowing that God is in complete control no matter what the circumstances. You see, having Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t change my faith in God one bit. In fact, it simply reinforces my complete reliance on His perfect power to sustain me. Therefore, I stand firmly on God my Rock and I say to Alzheimer’s disease, “Go ahead, make my day!”
How about you?