Day 12 of Lent, Psalm 18:
There are times hiking in Colorado with my family that one of the boys seems to be weighed down with something in his pockets– which is not good when you are on a long hike and already have trouble keeping up! We like rocks and collecting them along the way.
Why do we love rocks?
Psalm 18 says:
“I love You, O Lord, my strength.”
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.
I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. 1-3
As for God, His was is blameless; the word of the Lord is tried; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him. For who is God, but the Lord?
And who is a rock, except our God, the God who girds me with strength and makes my way blameless?
He makes me feet like hinds feet, and sets me upon my high places.
You enlarge my steps under me, and my feet have not slipped. vss. 30-33, 36
The Rock! His work is perfect, for all His way are just; a God of faithfulness and without injustice, righteous and upright is He. v.4
Isaiah reiterates in 26:3.4:
The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock.