Psalm 18.2 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.
Note all of the usages of the personal pronoun “my” in this one verse. This is David’s testimony. It is wasn’t lifted out of a commentary. It wasn’t taken from notes he heard in a sermon. It was written with the finger of God upon his heart. Dear ones in Christ, it does you nor I any good to know that The Lord was David’s rock, fortress, deliverer, strength, trust, buckler, salvation and high tower, does it? Psalm 18.2 must become our experience and testimony as well.
For those who are in Christ Jesus, The Lord Himself is all of this and more, beloved. Jesus is our great high priest, our Advocate with the Father, our great Shepherd, our glorious bridegroom. The world cannot contain enough room for the space needed to record all that Jesus is to us!
And what is the vehicle that enables me to experience these practical redemption truths? Faith. Yes, faith in God’s Word. Hope is wonderful when you are talking about the future; but faith receives the truths of God right now. Hope says, “It would be great if Jesus was my rock and strength.” Faith says, “Thank you, Father that Jesus is the Rock and strength of my life.” How important it is for us to put the gift of faith to work in our lives. We need to be Hebrews 11 saints, beloved.
I am not talking about some flimsy positive confession that is void of any real personal relationship and fellowship with God. I am talking about an Abraham kind of “staggering not at the realities of God” kind of a faith. May the truths of Who Jesus is become a daily living experience for you, my friends.