Jesus as the Rock
Passage: Exodus 17:1–17:7, Numbers 20:2–20:13, 1 Corinthians 10:1–10:4, John 7:37–7:38
It is not just church fathers and modern theologians who see Jesus at work in the Old Testament. In his letter to the Corinthian church, and while discussing how God provided water from a rock for the Children of Israel during the exodus, Paul makes a startling claim – the rock that produced the water for the people was Jesus! We can envision Jesus as the “Word” of God. We can picture him as a champion with a sword. But a rock?