Jesus is all over Scripture, Old and New Testament alike. Though His Name doesn’t appear in the Old, everything points and finds its fulfillment in Him (see Luke 24.27, 44-45). This is certainly true about Psalm 18:
I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.
Do you realize and live as if this is true in your life? This is not some feel-good statement found in the Bible, to be placed on your refrigerator and forgotten. This is the living reality of an individual who is found in Christ.
- Jesus is our Rock.
He is our solid foundation that is unchanging and unmovable. We can stand secure and confident upon Him.
- Jesus is our fortress.
He is our protection and our fortification. The enemy cannot touch us unless he goes through Jesus (who is impregnable) – thus the enemy cannot touch you unless you deliberately walk over to him and yield your life into his hands (see Romans 6.11-14). You can rest in Christ because He is the walls that surround, buttress, and protect your life.
- Jesus is our deliverer.
- Jesus is our strength.
- Jesus is trustworthy.
- Jesus is our shield.
- Jesus is our salvation.
- Jesus is our stronghold.
- Jesus is worthy to be praised.
If these are all true, can you stop yourself from lifting your hands and shouting praises to Him? Oh He is most worthy to be praised! If these were not merely facts upon a page but became living Truth in your life, you couldn’t stop yourself from giving Him the glory and honor and praise and adoration that He so rightly deserves. I dare you, just try to stop yourself. On second thought, don’t try, just worship.