After God had established peace for him and his kingdom, David wrote a song about it. Now that’s not surprising, after all he was a song writer and poet. This song is the one that’s included in 2 Samuel. In it he calls God some names. We read this: “And David spoke to the Lord the words of this song on the day when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul.  He said, 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 and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence. “

The Daily bread once did a devotion on this song. It defined all the terms. This is what it said.

1. “My Rock.?” The word used here does not mean a stone or even a boulder, but a mighty mnolith, immovable and impregnable.

2. “My Fortress.?” This word refers to a great bulwark—a strong hold. The Hebrew word is essentially the same as Masada, the high butte where the Jews resisted the Roman armies after the destruction of Jerusalem.

3. “My Deliverer.?” “?Our God is able to deliver,?” even from the fiery furnace, the den of lions, and from the armies of Saul.

4. “My Strength.?” This is another word often translated “?rock,?” this time a rugged, craggy one, most appropriate a symbol of great strength.

5. “My Buckler.?” The small movable shield used to “?quench all the fiery darts of the wicked?” (?Ephesians 6:16?).

6. The Horn of my Salvation.?” This striking Old Testament symbol is even repeated in the New Testament (?Luke 1:69?), and applied to the coming Savior, referring either to the “?horns of the altar,?” where fleeing sinners could cling for refuge, or to the fighting horns of a strong beast.

7. “My High Tower.?” Here the word is not for a man-made tower, but for a natural, high, topographic eminence suitable both for watching and for defense.

The writer concluded, “The great promises of salvation and security in Christ are timeless. The words that bought such hope to David are still a comfort to believers today.” He is all these things to you and me also!