Vs. 2, “The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” David’s psalm today is a very close replica of David’s song in II Samuel 22. David probably composed this psalm earlier in his reign as he rejoiced that God delivered him from the hands of Saul. King David was an emotional man and has much to teach us about the healthiness of expressing ourselves. David experienced rejection and near death, but he also experienced adulation and joy! This psalm of David gives us fascinating insight to the understanding of how God works through His covenant promises. David reminds us that God is the rock (common word used for God, which connotes stability and foundation) that provides salvation. There is no ambiguity; the God of David is the most powerful God and true God! You might be curious as to David’s statements (vs. 20-24) concerning his perfection. This is not a declaration of living a sinless life, rather the integrity of David’s heart.
Regarding application…Seeking Support. Vs. 18, “They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support.” Question: When times get tough, whom do you turn to? While God does provide people in our life we can count on for support, it is the Lord whom we should first seek out. It is an obvious answer and one that any good Christian would agree with. But the challenge for David as well as us was to ensure that we are living out the truth. The church is a wonderful gift from God. Our family is a wonderful gift from God. Our friends are a wonderful gift from God. They are all sources that we turn to when we need support. But the one constant in our lives that will never forsake us or leave us is the Lord our God. I thank God for people who have my back, but I must never replace them with God. That is why this blog site exists to remind all of us our dependence upon the Lord! Question: What aspect of your life do you need to lean on for support from the Lord?