When we think of the Lord being everything in our life, do we really ponder what “everything” means? Or are we merely repeating something we’ve been told?
I encourage you today to think about what it means for the Lord to be everything in your life.
Psalm 18:02 says:
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Life Application for Psalm 18:02
- God is our Anchor. He holds us steady. God is our Rock, which is why He is our Anchor.
- It takes a Rock for us to find shelter, refuge, fortress and a stronghold. A place of stability and safety, the Lord is all.
- He delivers us, which makes sense that He is therefore our shield, our defense, as well.
- He is the horn of our salvation. He proclaims salvation. He alerts us to salvation. The whole Bible points us to the Messiah and warns us of what happens should we not put our faith in Jesus. He announces the arrival of the Messiah. I think of Christ’s baptism, transfiguration, and the messages to the prophets of Old. The Gospel shares with us how Christ is the Rock we need to turn to. We must stand upon the Gospel of Christ. Otherwise, we have no rock, no salvation, no shield, no deliverer, no refuge, and no stronghold.
- Psalm 18:02 points us to rely completely on God because we can do nothing on our own. The Lord is the Shepherd and He is active. He is seeking out the sheep and giving them shelter under His wings.
The Gospel Message– The Gospel message is good news, which means there’s bad news. We all are sinners and condemned. We all deserve the just punishment of God’s wrath. Christianity is unlike any other religion because we cannot earn our way into Heaven. God saw the weakness of man and his utter depravity. Yet, He showed us grace. Jesus, God, One Person of the Trinity, became God in the flesh, the God-Man. He was always perfect and sinless. And His humanity was perfected on the cross, living the full sinless life. He became our atonement sacrifice. Dying in our place, taking on the wrath of God upon Himself. He died on the cross, and He was resurrected because death could not hold Him. Jesus is the answer. We, as guilty sinners, need His blood to pay off our debt of sin. For all who put their faith in Him – meaning eyes are opened to the Gospel, we see ourselves as a sinner, we see the need for Christ, we desire our Savior, and we see the ugliness of our sin. Putting our faith in Jesus, we seek HIs forgiveness and repent from our sins, we turn away from our old way of life. We, through the work of the Holy Spirit, continue to become convicted of sin daily. Our eyes will never be the same again. We see things in a different light, and the truth of Christ affects how we live and serve Him. Christ tells us to count the cost. Salvation is a serious topic, it is not to be taken lightly. For a breakdown of this powerful message, understanding how Christ could be God and Man, why God required sacrifices, and more -please see: Why Did A Loving God Kill His Son? (Does God Hate?)
If you think you know the Gospel, check out these questions and see how prepared you are for the day someone might ask you why you believe: The Gospel Challenge (30 Question Quiz) – Are You Ready To Defend Your Faith?
Scripture To Meditate On –(ESV) Psalm 90:02 – Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
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