“I love You, O LORD, my strength.
The LORD is my rock, my fortress, my deliverer. my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn (symbol of strength) of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, so shall I be saved from my enemies.” (Psalm 18:1-3)
David’s psalms describe the reasons for his love. His heart and mind remembered and praised God for His amazing and all-powerful love. David really needed a Deliverer. Death threats were real. His enemies were kings and even one of his sons. What does it take to worship like David?
“The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of perdition assailed me; the cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me.” (Psalm 18:4-5)
Now I can relate! This is why I needed a Deliverer. I was lost and held captive by sin that condemned me. Our enemy who is “the god of this world has blinded the minds of unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” (2 Corinthians 4:4) I was blind to my condition until the Father, in His mercy, opened my eyes. Please do not brush these words away as drama. They are true for me and true for you, if you have been delivered from death.
“In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From His temple he heard my voice, and my cry to Him reached His ears.” (Psalm 18 6) It is good to remember and worship Him. He heard me, and changed my condition.
“I love You, O LORD, my strength.”