We’ve got your daily encouragement, written by Jacob Reed.
“2 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.
3 I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,
and I am saved from my enemies.”
“69 … and has raised up a horn of salvation for us
in the house of his servant David,
70 as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,
71 that we should be saved from our enemies
and from the hand of all who hate us…”
In Psalms 18, David expresses his love for the Lord and praises him for delivering him from his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He describes the Lord as his horn of salvation. Horns were a symbol of strength during this time and often used as metaphors for kings and rulers. It was the Lord’s strength which delivered David from his enemies.
In Luke 1:69, the scripture states “He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David.” The horn of salvation is a mighty and strong Savior from the lineage of king David. Israel had been waiting for quite some time for a Savior to come. The horn of Salvation would come from the womb of a young virgin. At last, the Messiah of Israel was coming into the world to be a light in the darkness. This king would be different than any other king before him. This king did not demand our participation in his kingdom, but instead invited us to participate in his kingdom.
Over 2000 years ago, God fulfilled his promise to raise up a horn of salvation for us. Jesus Christ was born in human form, and he walked alongside the people. The Kings and Gods that came before him demanded a sacrifice, but Jesus came to be the sacrifice for all of us.
Heavenly Father, thank you for being the source of strength in my life. I pray that you use me as a witness to others of the greatness of your love and strength. Thank you for being my horn of salvation and guiding me every day. In your name I pray, amen.
Spend time reflecting on the scriptures in today’s FAITH Workout. Are you placing your faith in the one true King or on something else? Write down the things that you are relying on and ask God to help you only depend on him and his promises.
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