Horn of Salvation
There are times in Scripture when the writer will use a phrase such as “God is my shield and the horn of my salvation.”
As we trust in God, He is our shield, our protection from the enemy that would seek to discourage and destroy us. You may have wondered about the “horn of salvation” part. Horns refer most often to the horns of strong animals, like bulls. The phrase is symbolic of great strength and power.
But also, there were four horns on the corners of the altars where animals were sacrificed for the sins of the people. The horns of the altar, it is thought, were used to tied down the sacrificial animals. With the shedding of blood came the atonement for sins under the Old Covenant. Hence, a kind of salvation occurred via the horns of the altar. With Jesus’ victory over sin, death, and the powers of evil, atonement was complete and sin was permanently and completely forgiven.
Know this day, your sins are forgiven. Join with David, “I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise.” Ps.18:3