How is God a rock?

Psalm 18:2 (KJV)
The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

Psalm 18:31 (KJV)
For who is God save the Lord? or who is a rock save our God?

Psalm 19:14 (KJV)
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength[rock], and my redeemer.

Is it the same sense as in:

Psalm 18:46 (KJV)
The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.

Psalm 61:2 (KJV)
From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

The Message Bible puts Psalm 61:2 this way:

When I'm far from anywhere, down to my last gasp, I call out, "Guide me up High Rock Mountain!"

David must have been far from home when he wrote this psalm. Fortunately, God is not limited to any geographic locale. Even when we’re among strange people and surroundings, God never abandons us. His all-surpassing strength is always with us.


A rock in this context seems to refer to a vantage point or refuge in a battle. Notice that each passage describes God as not only a rock but also a footrace and salvation. Just as a rock delivers in wartime, God delivers in Spiritual warfare.

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