Lord My Strength (Psalm #18)

Text: Psalm 18

This psalm is taken directly from 2 Samuel 22.  David is in his sixties at this point. Let’s look at 2 Samuel 21 and consider what brings David to this point.  Some trouble isn’t your fault.


  • The Lord as a rock is all through the scripture.  Moses got water out of the rock and Paul said in 1 Corinthians that rock was Christ.  Daniel interpreted Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of a stone destroying a statue as the kingdom of Christ destroying the kingdoms of this world.  Jesus Christ is the stone of stumbling and rock of offense.
  • Most other religions have counterfeit stones.  Roman Catholicism has made Peter out to be a rock, which he is not.  Islam has the Dome of the Rock where they believe a divine rock is housed where Mohammed ascended into heaven.


  • Strength in protection.
  • Protection from forces much stronger than you.


  • Strength in salvation.

My God, my strength, in whom I put my trust

  • Strength in reliability.
  • My trust.


  • Strength to defend.

Horn of my salvation

High tower

  • Gives the aerial advantage.