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
- Gives the aerial advantage.