~ God Is My Stronghold ~
Introduction ~ Previously from July 16, 2017 through January 6, 2019 ALN posted a series of 60 posts of “Jesus is…,” and now we look exclusively at who “God is…” from the Book of Psalms. While not a complete list these posts occur are in the same order they are in the Psalms.
Passage ~ “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” (Psalm 18:1-3).
Significance ~ Strongholds can be good or bad. Some have developed strongholds of bad habits. In this case the reference is to a positive stronghold. One of the potential strongholds we are given is the Word of God. “Your word I have hidden in my heart,
that I might not sin against You” (Psalm 119:11).
Comment ~ We have the example of this in action in Christ’s three-fold temptation in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11). In each of Satan’s three temptations Christ rebutted him with a quotation of the Word of God.
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW
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