Nothing says strong like a rock. Throughout scripture, God is constantly compared to a rock. God is our rock.
Psalm 18 is virtually identical to 2 Sam 22, our text for today. 2Sa 22:3 The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, My stronghold and my refuge; My Savior, You save me from violence. 4 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies. We decide what we get from God. We come to Him in faithfulness and we get extraordinary faithfulness in return, v 26. But if we ignore or reject Him, we won’t like what we get in return, v 28. Lessons: 1. Don’t put God in a box. He’s too big, too great. But, God won’t push you against your will, v26-28. The choice is yours.
2. He makes my ways perfect, v 29-36. He equips and elevates my life. He trains us for spiritual battle. We have assistance in defeating our adversary. But, God won’t push you against your will. It’s up to you.
3. Admiration and gratitude lead naturally to praise. If you have to force yourself to praise God, something is wrong with your life. David adored God, that is evident as you read the Psalms.
4. God is greatly unimpressed with a coerced service. God will not push you against your will.
Re 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. God offers the water that quenches at no cost. It is ours for the taking. He offers it every day, day after day. But, God won’t push you against your will. It’s up to you to accept it.