I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies. Psalm 18:1-3
In this wonderful song of praise, David recounts the saving hand of God. He calls God his strength and rock. A rock is secure, strong and stable. He expresses that God favors him and that God sees him as righteous. What a glimpse into the reality of what the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ accomplishes for us. God sees us as righteous as Jesus and treats us as such. Because of this, David engages with confidence in the cosmic battle that he must fight with God’s great help, of course.
How about me? Have I realized that I have a God who is able, powerful, and loves me? Have I taken up my bow and gone to battle against the enemies of the Lord?
God, help me reach out and love people in your name today. Please defeat my enemies. Help my wife as she feels rushed and is missing out on the joy of Christmas.