Strong Tower

Psalm 29:11The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace.

From NetBible Ps 29:11

  • * Strength. This probably refers to military power
  • * “blesses his people with peace.” The Hebrew term שָׁלוֹם (shalom, “peace”) probably refers here to the protection and prosperity experienced by God’s people after the Lord intervenes in battle on their behalf.

Proverbs 18:10The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the [consistently] righteous man [upright and in right standing with God] runs into it and is safe, high [above evil] and strong.

From NetBible Pr 18:10

  • * The “name of the Lord” is a metonymy of subject. The “name” here signifies not the personal name “Yahweh,” for that would be redundant in the expression “the name of Yahweh,” but the attributes of the Lord (cf. Exod 34:5-7) – here his power to protect.
  • “a tower of strength,” with “strength” regarded as attributive by most English versions. The metaphor “strong tower” indicates that God is a secure refuge.
  • * The metaphor of “running” to the Lord refers to a whole-hearted and unwavering trust in God’s protection (e.g., Isa 40:31).
  • * “is high” or “is inaccessible.” This military-type expression stresses the effect of the trust – security, being out of danger (see HALOT 1305 s.v. שׂגב). Other scriptures will supply the ways that God actually protects people who trust him.
Thank You Lord that You are our strong tower, our secure refuge. Thank You that when we run to You we’ll find what we need and You will bless us with Your strength and peace beyond understanding. Help each of us run to You with unwavering trust in You and Your protection. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never]. -Ps 91:14 AMP

The Lord also will be a refuge and a high tower for the oppressed, a refuge and a stronghold in times of trouble (high cost, destitution, and desperation). And they who know Your name [who have experience and acquaintance with Your mercy] will lean on and confidently put their trust in You, for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek (inquire of and for) You [on the authority of God’s Word and the right of their necessity]. -Ps 9:9-10 AMP

 Thank You Lord that You will never forsake those who trust and rely on You. Help us to experience Your love, mercy, kindness and protection TODAY. Praise You Lord Jesus, Your name is a strong tower the righteous run into and are safe!

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In You, O Lord, do I put my trust and confidently take refuge; let me never be put to shame or confusion! Deliver me in Your righteousness and cause me to escape; bow down Your ear to me and save me! Be to me a rock of refuge in which to dwell, and a sheltering stronghold to which I may continually resort, which You have appointed to save me, for You are my Rock and my Fortress. -Ps71:1-3 AMP

Praise You Lord Jesus, You are my strong tower!

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