The Tower of All Towers
Proverbs 18:10 New International Version (NIV)
10 The name of the Lord is a fortified tower;
the righteous run to it and are safe.
It’s battle time. In fact, it’s been ongoing – we’re all out on the front line. You may not physically see the enemy, but it’s there. It exists in many forms: spiritually, as temptations, in our thoughts, within strongholds, etcetera. But, as we fight against things seen and unseen, we have ultimate protection in the name of God.
Reflect on Proverbs 18:10. God’s name represents so much, including serving as our protective, strong tower. God’s tower is our safe haven to run toward for spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental protection.
Consider the following about towers:
- Towers provide a view of enemy: In war, towers are used to see the opposition approaching. They are erected extremely high, for dutiful watchmen to see far and wide with a 360-degree view. When we are in God’s presence, he allows us to see the adversary coming, prepares us for battle through His Word and through prayer.
- Towers allow preparation for attack: How do we as Christians prepare for warfare? Answer: Spend time with God (reading and praying) often. Then, wait and listen, stay alert (in that order) for His answers. Yet, we need tactics to for optimal preparation. So, while staying alert, we need to fast, read devotionals, and be spiritually fed along with gaining spiritual guidance from a Pastor or someone else more mature in Christ. All of this training is error-proof and completed in God’s tower, His name.
- Attacks are launched from towers: Realize how magnificently awesome God is – as we prepare to fight, our training efforts are actually fighting the enemy at the same time! By rushing to our strong tower, we waste no time fighting the battle through preparation. This is the best 2- for -1 deal EVER! Within God’s tower, we see tools of the enemy being flung against us, but PRAISE GOD – those tools WILL NOT PROSPER, will not conquer, will not break us down. We are predestined to be victorious! Hallelujah!
Perfection, true righteousness, was achieved by one person: Jesus Christ. God knows we are not perfect, and we never will be, but we glorify Him by striving to mirror Christ’s perfection. In Proverbs, being righteous is to consistently walk/live upright and aiming to please God in all things. As long as we earnestly challenge ourselves – indeed, it is a challenge – to be in good standing with God, we have total access to His tower. All we must do is enter.
READ. PRAY. EVERYDAY.