"The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge” (v2). David’s famous song, also recorded in Psalm 18, reflects the important legacy he left for God’s people. A flawed, human hero who nearly self-destructed, David sang about God’s amazing salvation. “The snares of death confronted me; in my distress, I called upon the Lord … He bowed the heavens and came down …He rescued me from my strong enemy” (v7-18).
“He is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him” (v31). David’s psalms teach us most of all to trust in God’s character. Even when we fail, we can take refuge in His kindness and His strength.