God, our strong tower


Proverbs 18:10:  The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.

The scriptures tell us that our God is a strong refuge for us as well as a strong defence.  In times of trouble, we can run to God thinking that we are running into a tower for safety and security.   Those who are righteous will feel safe with the Lord since all they have for safety is Jesus.

During the time when Proverbs was written, a strong tower was a place of safe refuge, huge and heavily fortified, built with thick stone blocks. The tower’s large walled areas protected many soldiers and replacements.  During ancient times, strong towers were built to hold huge amounts of food and supplies. Even in the midst of warfare, these fortresses housed great storages of provision.  What does it signify?  It means that when we are in trouble and feel unsafe or unprotected, we can just call out the name of Jesus.  He will not only protect us like a strong tower, but He is also the God who takes care of our day to day needs.  We can feel comfort and the security in Him which the world cannot give.

Let us mend our lives and live straight for the glory of God.  It is said that the righteous man runs into it and is safe. Yes, that is the only condition.  Be righteous, be holy and have an attitude to love and serve God in all your circumstances.


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