My God Ps. 18 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
David wrote Psalm 18 after the Lord had delivered him from all his enemies and from Saul. In this Psalm he makes many references to the Second Coming of Jesus. However, in verse 2, he gives us some beautiful things to remember about our God. In times of trouble, when you feel all alone, you will find tremendous comfort and encouragement in this verse. The Lord is:
My Rock – He is the strong foundation upon which you build your entire Christian life. Your spiritual house will never fail, built upon the rock of Christ [Matt 16:18; 1 Cor 10:4; 1 Pet 2:6-8].
My Fortress – Inside the walls of his defenses, nothing can get to you. The devil cannot get to you inside the fortress of the Lord. Your soul is absolutely secure in Jesus. And remember, also, that your mansion in heaven will never be invaded by the devil. He’s not allowed.
My Deliverer – When we get saved, the first thing we are thankful to be delivered from is hell. We will never go there now that we are saved. We also desire to be delivered from our sins. Many have testified that after they were saved, the Lord delivered them from drugs or alcohol or some such sin. Until we die we will always have to fight against sin, but there are many sins from which the Lord delivers us. And he delivers us from the snare of the devil [2 Tim 2:24-26] and from the mouth of the lion [2 Tim 4:16-17; 1 Pet 5:8].
My God – he is our God, personally. We know him and he knows us and he is ours and we are his. Men are made to worship. It is fabulous to know that we worship the right God and that we have a personal relationship with him!
My Strength – David said, “I will go in the strength of the Lord God,” [Ps 71:!16]. It is great to know that we do not have to rely on our own strength to live the Christian life. We can rely upon the Lord’s strength [2 Cor 12:9-10]. And his strength is made perfect in our weakness. So, don’t try to throw off things that make you weaker. Just rely upon the Lord’s strength so that you will be stronger.
My Buckler – A buckler is a shield to protect you in battle. You can’t always stay in the fort. And when you are out and about, your enemy the devil is trying to defeat you. You have a buckler in the Lord. He knows the wiles of the devil and can shield you from every attempt to get you even when you aren’t aware that you are under attack. The key is to stay behind the shield. Don’t get out in front to the Lord.
The Horn of My Salvation – Horn, in this context, means power or glory. In other words, the Lord is the power of my salvation [Rom 1:16] and he is the glory of my salvation [Phil 2:9-11]. See Acts 4:12. If you are not saved, you can be today. And the Lord will be the horn of your salvation.
My High Tower – A high tower allows you to see for a long way and it gets you above the fray. There are three ways to get up in your tower: prayer, praise and Bible reading. They will give you a perspective from up high that will make everything down here seem so insignificant and small. From the Lord’s perspective, the nations are as a drop of a bucket [Is 40:15]. Get up there with the Lord.
Conclusion: the Lord is all this to you and so, rely upon him always for all of these things.