“I love you, O Lord, my strength.  The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.  He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.  I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.”  Psalm 18:1-3

The Lord is MY rock:

A rock is firm, solid and never shifts.  It is trusted, dependable, a place of assurance, confidence and guarantee.  The rock in which David describes is a place of refuge!

So, this is what the Sovereign Lord says:

“See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed.”   Isaiah 28:16

The Lord is MY fortress:

In the line of defense, the first to encounter is the fortress.  My God, who can stand against Him?

“You have forgotten God your Savior; you have not remember the Rock, your fortress.”  Isaiah 17:10

The Lord is MY deliverer:

Being delivered means to be “set free.”

“O Sovereign Lord, my strong deliverer, who shields my head in the day of battle . . . ”  Psalm 140:7

The Lord is MY shield:

Protection from the swords and arrows of battle was imperative for life.  Without them, death would be imminent.

“In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”  Ephesians 6:16

The Lord is MY horn:

With every battle came a battle cry!  A loud resounding horn to announce early victory and the first to march in battle.

“God is with us; he is our leader.  His priests with their trumpets will sound the battle cry against you.  Men of Israel, do not fight against the Lord, the God of your fathers, for you will not succeed.”  II Chronicles 13:12

The Lord is MY stronghold:

A place of steadfastness.  A confident, secure and safe place to trust.

“The Lord is my light and my salvation — whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life — of whom shall I be afraid?”  Psalm 27:1

The Lord is worthy of MY praise and I AM RESCUED!

by:  Mark Cruver

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