“The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.” Proverbs 18.10
A number of years ago I was privileged to visit the Holy Land. During one of our sight-seeing days we were visiting some of the areas that were being farmed. Our guide pointed out a rock tower in the center of the field and told us, “Before this field could be plowed and planted, all of the rocks had to be removed. The one doing the clearing placed all the stones in the center of the field. Then when he was finished, he used the stones to construct a tower for protection – protection from weather or any harmful enemy that might surprise him.” Every time I read this verse I am reminded of that visual sight of the tower in the middle of the field. The farmer would be too far from home to find protection, so he had built one where he would be working.
The psalmist reminds us that our LORD is always with us – no matter where we find ourselves. No matter who or what the enemy is, He is immediately available for us to find shelter in His name. I find great comfort in knowing that, not only is God near, but He is the GREATEST source of protection I will ever need. Take advantage of the Lord’s PRESENCE and His PROMISE to provide your PROTECTION. Just my thoughts …