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A Strong Tower

May 15, 2019

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A Strong Tower

No matter who we are — whether rich or poor — strong or weak — young or old — there are many times  throughout our lives  when we long for the protection  of  “a strong tower”.      We want and need a place  of safety  from all the hurts  in this world.     Nobody honestly finds a real strong tower  in riches,  physical power,  youthful energy,  or anything else along these lines.     They are all worldly things  that fail us  sooner or later.    

Proverbs 18:10 reveals  where we can find  an everlasting  “strong tower”.     It says,

The name  of the LORD  is a strong tower;    
The righteous  runs into it  and is safe.

A name  points out  who a person is.     The LORD’s name points out  that He alone  is our Creator,  Redeemer,  Judge,  God of gods,  LORD of lords,  King of kings,  the Almighty,  and much more.     When we turn  to  “the name of the LORD”,  we are assured  of His loving protection and grace  to sustain us  through all our needs.     Our  “strong tower” is able  to comfort us,  deliver us from temptations,  protect us from being bamboozled  by the world,  and much more.

If we don’t go  to our  “strong tower”,  we make ourselves vulnerable  to every temptation,  stress,  burden of sin,  false teachings,  and all the other misleadings  of this world.     That is why this proverb stresses  that  “the righteous  runs into it  and is safe”.     It is only being  in  “the name  of the LORD” that ensures our spiritual safety.     Absolutely no one  in this world  has the strength and wherewithal  to withstand all  that the world throws at us  during a lifetime.    

Because it is only our faith  in Jesus Christ  that makes us righteous  in God’s eyes,  the proverb says,  “the righteous runs into it  and is safe”.     Those who have faith run  to the LORD  for the protection  they need.     In the LORD  we are truly safe.     The LORD is the only truly  “strong tower”,  where His love and grace  surround us  with the protection we need.

In our  “strong tower” we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  it is so good  to be protected  by Your love and grace.     Keep us always  in Your care.     Grant us the desire  to remain in You.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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