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The LORD [is] my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer

SIH’s Think On These Things: Psa 18:2


Ps 18:2 (KJV) 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.

In this morning’s text we read about the absolute security that we have in Christ…
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.
Here, King David writes a Psalm attempting to motivate others to trust in the Lord.  David gives our Lord 8 different titles, all of which emphasize the Lord’s reliability in many different aspects of our lives.    In the midst of these titles, David reminds us that he is following his own advice as he trusts in the Lord … “in whom I will trust”.

Our Lord’s reliability is clearly presented in a parable that was taught by Christ in Matt 7:24-27…  Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.  And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

We may be tempted to ask why His reliability is accentuated throughout both the Old and New Testaments.  Although I’m sure it is done for many reasons, I am confident one of the main reasons is to underscore that He can be TOTALLY relied upon as the Source, and Sustainer of our salvation.  Folks, not only does our Great Lord DELIVER us from the judgment of our sins, but He also KEEPS us secure in Him, so that we will never lose our salvation…
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:  And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any [man] pluck them out of my hand.  My Father, which gave [them] me, is greater than all; and no [man] is able to pluck [them] out of my Father’s hand. (John 10:27-29)
And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.(John 6:39-40)

For those who have been saved by His wonderful grace, let us be ever thankful we can trust in Him to keep us secure throughout eternity. His reliability allows us to know with certainty we are forgiven, removed from under God’s wrath, and will live an eternity with Him.  No exceptions…  None.
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.(Rom 8:29-30)

May the Lord bless us as we “Think On These Things”.

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  1. terry1954 says:

    very good, and needed your words this morning

  2. jelillie says:

    this reminds me of that old chorus “Wonderful Wonderful JEsus is to me. Counselor, Prince of Peace, Mighty God is He. SAVING ME KEEPING ME FROM ALL SIN AND SHAME! Wonderful is my redeemer praise His name!”

  3. TOTAL security! I am His and He is mine, forever and forever!
    Christ died to save me. He lives to keep me. He abides with me. He is coming back for me.

    What an amazing Saviour!

  4. Debbie says:

    This was such a comfort and encouragement, helping us know we know we know Who can be relied on, totally! Thanking Him for that and for you, Pastor Rob . .God bless you!

  5. For those who are His, what an awesome thing to be able to rely on…no matter what…especially during trials. He has us tucked securely under His wings….ALWAYS!
    And what a great responsibility for us to share with those who are lost…that they can have that awesome thing to rely on. All that they have to do, is to reach up to Jesus and trust in Him. Amen to that.

    • Rob Barkman says:

      You are so correct in what you say. I am afraid that if we do not appreciate the security the Lord gives to us, we have a tendency to forget the need to tell others of that security. It is only when we hold our blessings as precious that we see the need to share our spiritual riches with others. Lord bless you. Thank you for a great comment.

  6. glane8029 says:

    Reblogged this on Through the Eyes of This Calvinist and commented:

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