Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Name Of The Lord Is A Strong Tower

What's your strong tower?  Money, position, your job, your perceived influence?  These 'strong towers' crumble.  They are temporary.  You can lose your money, you can be removed from your position or job and your influence can waver.

In a society where pushing others down and climbing over other them to scramble to the top is encouraged and accepted, we think that we indispensable.  But we are not!

However, we who know God have a strong tower to run to when strife threatens to overtake us.  The name of the Lord holds power.  We can run to Him and be safe.  That doesn't mean we'll not have trouble come our way.  But we can stand in the knowledge and reassurance that we are not alone.

Charles Spurgeon describes Proverbs 18: 11 - "The rich man (or woman) feels that (their) wealth may afford (them) comfort. Should (they) be attacked in law, (their) wealth can procure (them) an advocate; should (they) be insulted in the streets, the dignity of a full purse will avenge (them); should (they) be sick, (they) can fee the best physicians; should (they) need ministers to (their) pleasures, or helpers of (their) infirmities, they will be at (their) call, should famine stalk through the land, it will avoid (their) door; should war itself break forth, (they) can purchase an escape from the sword, for WEALTH is (their) strong tower!"

Wealth can be as easily lost and obtained.  If we only work for wealth then we will find it fleeting and temporary.  And you can't take it with you when you expire.

Run to the Lord who is our strong tower, our safety and protection.

"The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous run into it, and is safe."  Proverbs 18: 10

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