Psalm 18:30-31 (NIV)
30 As for God, his way is perfect:
The Lord’s word is flawless;
he shields all who take refuge in him.
31 For who is God besides the Lord?
And who is the Rock except our God?
Over the years, I have had the privilege to help people build their homes: both physical, tangible homes, but also building up spiritual homes. One question is constant in both of these: how do you begin? In other words, what foundation do you start with?
Sometimes the world will build things for show on a quick, unstable base, but these will not stand the test of time. You need a solid foundation or all that you build is for nothing.
In Psalm 18, David had just been delivered from “the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.” David built his life upon a close relationship with God because he knew he could trust in Him, His word and His promises – for everything! His life, his kingdom and his future. And God did indeed deliver him out of his troubles.
Building every part of our lives upon God – our rock of salvation – is essential as believers. He is well able to do all that we would ever need as we take refuge in Him, put our faith in Him and believe in the awesome power of the cross.
When we walk in God’s blessing and trust, His strength and praise, we learn that they are incredibly powerful. Looking at these two verses particularly shows us the perfection of God and His word (and who else but God could be perfect?). He is our refuge and our rock on which we stand. With this kind of truth as our foundation, we will be walking in blessing, deliverance, and rewards as He enables and establishes us as the children of God that we are, and all that goes with that.
Basically, there is no middle ground with God – He either is or isn’t perfect.
His Word either is or isn’t flawless. This belief was David’s meat and potatoes, the staple that he lived on: God’s way is perfect, His Word is flawless, and He is the solid foundation on which to build because it lasts for eternity
My heart tells me it’s so.
My mind tells me it’s so.
Most of all, The Bible tells me it’s so.
God is Perfect, His word is Flawless and He will always be rock solid.