Jesus is all over Scripture, Old and New Testament alike. Though His Name doesn’t appear in the Old, everything points and finds its fulfillment in Him (see Luke 24.27, 44-45). This is certainly true about Psalm 18:

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)

Do you realize and live as if this is true in your life? This is not some feel-good statement found in the Bible, to be placed on your refrigerator and forgotten. This is the living reality of an individual who is found in Christ.


  • Jesus is our Rock. 

He is our solid foundation that is unchanging and unmovable. We can stand secure and confident upon Him.


  • Jesus is our fortress.

He is our protection and our fortification. The enemy cannot touch us unless he goes through Jesus (who is impregnable) – thus the enemy cannot touch you unless you deliberately walk over to him and yield your life into his hands (see Romans 6.11-14). You can rest in Christ because He is the walls that surround, buttress, and protect your life.

  • Jesus is our deliverer.
And what a Deliverer He is!
  • Jesus is our strength.
Do you realize that you do not have to be strong to be a part of the Kingdom of God? In fact, weakness is a prerequisite because if you rely upon your own strength, you will not rely upon Him. So as Paul declares: “And [Jesus] said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will ratherboast in my infirmities [weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” May we never live out of our own strength but live in His!
  • Jesus is trustworthy.
Jesus is so trustworthy that He is called the Truth and the Life – which means there is no falsehood or lie or death found within (or near) Him. What He says is Truth! You can build your life around Him and His Word because He has promised and He cannot lie!
  • Jesus is our shield.
Ephesians 6 talks about the armor of God. Did you know that every piece within the armament of the Christian is Jesus? He is our belt of Truth. He is our breastplate of righteousness. He is our shoes of the Gospel of Peace. He is our helmet of salvation. He is our sword of the Spirit (the Living Word of God). And He is our shield of faith. In short, He is the protection of the Christian. We must “sink down within” our armor (which is what the “put on” word means in verse 11: “Put on [sink down into] the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”)
  • Jesus is our salvation.
It is a tremendous reality that Jesus does not merely give us salvation but He is our salvation!
  • Jesus is our stronghold.
Do you need a place of refuge? A place of safety, rest, and security? Come to Jesus who is your stronghold. He is the place where you can hide from the onslaught of the enemy. He is your protection and covering. He is your strong place. Take refuge in Him.
  • Jesus is worthy to be praised.

If these are all true, can you stop yourself from lifting your hands and shouting praises to Him? Oh He is most worthy to be praised! If these were not merely facts upon a page but became living Truth in your life, you couldn’t stop yourself from giving Him the glory and honor and praise and adoration that He so rightly deserves. I dare you, just try to stop yourself. On second thought, don’t try, just worship.

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