There are so many great verses in this psalm! Read it carefully… I am sure you can recognize some of them from songs we sing. Like many other psalms, this one really highlights the need for God’s protection from enemies and for God’s blessing in wars against enemies. Israel was constantly at war with the surrounding nations who wanted their destruction. They needed the Lord to come through, especially in light of their size in comparison to their enemies. They were constantly the David against many Goliaths.
The psalm begins with the praise, “Blessed be Lord, my rock.” This is an important truth to remember: nothing in life is constant, but the Lord is unchanging. He is steadfast (v. 2), a stronghold (v. 2), a fortress (v. 2), our deliver (v. 2), our rescuer (v. 7 & 11), and the one who gives the victory (v. 10). So whatever enemies you face today, remind yourself of these things.
Over the past few months, we’ve sung this at Center Point. Listen to it and let it set the tone for your day.
By: Todd Thomas — Worship & College Pastor