Daily Devotional: Day 183
“The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower” (Psalm 18:2, KJV).
When you think of the Lord, who is He to you? Seriously, who is He to you? The answer to this question is important. Your view of who the Lord is affects how you live your present live, the decisions you make and how you respond to events in your life. It marks the difference between victory and defeat. David composed Psalm 18, part of which is the basis for today’s message.
If you follow the life of David carefully, you’ll notice that he approached life with a victory mindset. He habitually lived in confident expectation of victory in all his endeavors. This conviction of victory was based on David’s intimate knowledge of the Lord. He had walked long enough with the Lord to realize that He never fails those who put their hope in Him. This explains why David declares that, for Him, the Lord is the following: rock, fortress, deliverer, God, strength, buckler, horn of salvation, and high tower. Eight things.
What David declared about the Lord means a lot to you today. After all, the Lord is the same yesterday, today and forever (cf. Hebrews 13:8). There is no expiry date on the nature of God. Therefore, victory belongs to you also as you come to realize that the Lord is your:
- Rock: This means you are established in the Lord. Through all the changes in life, you will not be shaken.
- Fortress: This means the Lord is your impenetrable place of refuge. In Him, your enemies have no access to you.
- Deliverer: This means when you face danger, the Lord will rescue you.
- God: This means you depend on no one for victory but Jehovah, who alone deserves your worship and adoration.
- Strength: This means you will not grow weary or faint, neither will you despair, because the Lord is the supplier of your strength.
- Buckler: This means when you face any battle or if you come under attack, the Lord will be a shield, deflecting and neutralizing the weapons of the enemy.
- Horn of Salvation: This means your salvation is firmly rooted in the strength of the Lord. You shall, therefore, prevail over every adversity, because strong is the Lord’s salvation for those who trust in Him.
- High Tower: This means the Lord will set you on a secure height, a stronghold where your enemies cannot reach you. You shall look down on your enemies.
Be still, and know that the Lord is your victory.
The grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you today. Amen.
For further study: 1 Samuel 17:31-50