The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.Psalm 18:2(NASB)
Were this the only verse describing and displaying God’s dependable and faithful character it would provide us with a great wealth of evidence. As my Rock, He is the firm foundation upon which my faith is built and He is the top-most cornerstone that completes all that I am in Christ.
As the Rock He is the One that has been raised up, far above all others, and from Whom flow fresh rivers of living water with which to satisfy the hungry soul and refresh the weary sojourner. As such He becomes my Fortress and a safe place of secure shelter.
He is a Refuge from the storms of life and a Defence from the enemy that prowls around as a roaring lion seeking to sift the lone pilgrim as wheat, and fling him into the miry depths of deep despair.
And so my Rock and Fortress becomes the Deliverer from my enemies and my Strength in times of trouble. He is my Shield from principalities and powers in heavenly places that see to do me harm, my Provider in times of need and my Joy in times of sadness.
He is the One Who anoints me with the oil of gladness, for this is none other than my GOD - my Father, my Lord, my Saviour, my Friend, my King and my ALL in ALL.
Were this the only verse in scripture describing and displaying God’s dependable and faithful character, what an amazing array of evidence we would have of His dependability and great goodness. Praise His holy name.
Thank You Father that in Christ You are all that I need in every area of my life. May I apply this truth more and more, for You are my faithful and dependable God and heavenly Father, in Whom I place my trust. Use me I pray as a witness of Your dependable faithfulness in my life today, and I ask that You open the eyes of those that have been blinded to the glorious truth of Your saving grace, through the tactics of the enemy - this I ask in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.