Psalm 60:11 Oh, grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man!
Psalm 61:2b-3 Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.
Psalm 62:1-2 For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.
I love the imagery of the Psalms. Word pictures are definitely an eastern way of thinking and it is very powerful.
What I love about it is that it often makes things personal....
God is MY rock
God is MY salvation
God is MY fortress.
Anyone can proclaim facts about God, even Satan and his demons can. But God is not their rock, salvation, or fortress.
In Acts we see Paul sharing his testimony with the Jewish crowd - and it doesn't go over well, certainly not when he mentions ministering to the Gentiles. People can listen without hearing when they are set against what you are saying. It is not our job to convict people - that is up to the Holy Spirit. We are responsible to pray, to speak the truth, and to live the truth, and leave the rest up to God.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Psalms 63-65; Acts 23:1-15