2 Samuel 22:1-51: Do you sing when God does big stuff in your life?

2 Samuel 22:1-51: Do you sing when God does big stuff in your life?


This great hymn of praise, also found in slightly different form in Psalm 18, is a fitting summary of God’s dealing with David. It begins with David calling God his rock and fortress, an apt metaphor in light of the many times the Lord has saved him from violent men. Indeed, the Lord has snatched him from the clutches of death itself.

The Psalm continues by describing the Lord’s power, thundering against his enemies. By contrast, the Lord has rewarded David for his steadfast righteousness, showing faithfulness to the faithful. The song ends with praise for all God has done for David, giving him victories, establishing his kingdom, and showing him unfailing kindness.


God, our Rock and our Fortress, may we ever sing praises to you!

Dr. Gary Holloway is guest writing for The Journey Bible Project Blog.


Gary Holloway is Executive Director of the World Convention. Holding degrees from Freed-Hardeman, Harding, The University of Texas, and Emory University, he has written or edited thirty books, including (with Douglas Foster) Renewing God’s World: A Concise Global History of the Stone-Campbell Movement from ACU Press. He is married to Deb Rogers Holloway. 

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