“and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.” (1Cor 10:4)
The word “rock” is often used metaphorically in the Bible to speak of God and Jesus Christ. In the Old Testament, it often uses rock to prefigure the Messiah – Jesus Christ. In the New Testament, Christ is the spiritual Rock from whom the water of life flows.
“So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by.” (Exo 33:22)
After facing the crisis of God’s wrath for worshipping the golden calf, Moses asked the Lord to show him His presence to know whether He was still with the Israelites in the wilderness. God graciously granted Moses’ request and assured him, “I will put you in a cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand.” It shows God’s tender love and intimate relationship with Moses.