Friday, 14 September 2012

Friday’s Five – God’s protection in Psalm 18.




Psalm 18 is a wonderful treasure of the protection and security we have in God

“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.”

The world with its distractions has a way of dulling us to all the promises we can take refuge and rest in.

God’s protection of his people is limitless,

He is our:-

Rock –   He cannot be moved by those that would harm us or try to thwart us. 

Fortress – He is a place of safety, a place of security.

Shield – He comes between us and harm. Just as a shield stops the arrows and spears of the enemy, so God has given us himself and his word as a protection for our soul. We just have to hide ‘In Him’ and stay within his mighty power.

Strength – God by giving us salvation through his unmerited favour has become our strength, our might and our power. The same strength that created the universe is our strength and is at work in us.

Stronghold – He sets us high above our enemies. Just as a castle sits on a hill, impregnable and powerful, so are we in Christ. We can rest in his grace and trust his protection.


These 5 promises of God as our, rock, fortress, shield, strength and stronghold give us great security and assurance as we mediate on them.

Not by our own works or performance but by the finished work on the cross through his son

If you need protection, look to God, look to his promises and rest in all he has provided by grace through Christ.

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