25 The Lord, our only God and Rock of our Salvation

Psalm 18:31-50

31 For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?– 32 the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless. 33 He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights. 34 He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
35 You have given me the shield of Your salvation, and Your right hand supported me, and Your gentleness made me great. 36 You gave a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip.
37 I pursued my enemies and overtook them, and did not turn back till they were consumed.
38 I thrust them through, so that they were not able to rise; they fell under my feet.
39 For You equipped me with strength for the battle; You made those who rise against me sink under me. 40 You made my enemies turn their backs to me, and those who hated me I destroyed. 41 They cried for help, but there was none to save; they cried to the LORD, but he did not answer them.
42 I beat them fine as dust before the wind; I cast them out like the mire of the streets.
43 You delivered me from strife with the people; You made me the head of the nations; people whom I had not known served me. 44 As soon as they heard of me they obeyed me; foreigners came cringing to me. 45 Foreigners lost heart and came trembling out of their fortresses.
46 The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be the God of my salvation– 47 the God who gave me vengeance and subdued peoples under me, 48 who delivered me from my enemies; yes, You exalted me above those who rose against me; You rescued me from the man of violence.
49 For this I will praise You, O LORD, among the nations, and sing to Your Name. 50 Great salvation He brings to His king, and shows steadfast love to His anointed, to David and his offspring forever.

The Christian World and Life View is Creation, Fall, Redemption. Christ is the Way, the Truth and Life; to trust in anything else for salvation is futile and wrong. This World and Life View is attacked in our day and age. The world is attacking Christians in the same way as Saul attacked king David.

  1. Our Sovereign (v 31)
    There is no other God but the Lord – the Ruler over heaven and earth, having the power and authority to do whatever He pleases (Rev. 4:11).

  2. Our Strength (vv 32-35)
    In Eph. 6:10 Paul reminds us to be strong in the Lord, and in 2 Cor. 12:9-10 that the Lord is our strength.

  3. Our Security (v 36)
    David says that the Lord makes him sure-footed. He gives us the ability to stand firm. Jesus says in John 10:28-29 that no-one will snatch His people out of the Father’s hand (cf 1 Pet. 5:10; Heb.13:6).

  4. Our Salvation (v 32b)
    John 3:16 makes it plain that through faith in Jesus we are saved from the penalty, power and presence of sin. God saves us by His grace (Titus 3:4-7).

  5. Our Support (v 35b)
    God’s gentleness makes us great. He’s a loving Father who cares for His people (Mat. 6:31-33; Heb. 13:5-6).

  6. Our Safety (v 36)
    The Lord is our refuge and fortress in whom we trust (Prov. 8:10). The Lord gives His people eternal life and nothing can separate us from Him (2 Thess. 3:3).

  7. Our Song (vv 49-50)
    He fills our hearts with joy and gratitude and we cannot but sing to His Name (Col 3:16).