A Strong Tower (July 2)

From Open Up Your Heart by Jeff Syverson

July 2

A Strong Tower

Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 143:7-12 | 2 Kings 20:2-22:2 | Acts 21:17-36 | Proverbs 18:9-10

Today’s Scripture Focus:  Proverbs 18:10

“The Name of the Lord is a strong tower;  the righteous run to it and are safe” (Proverbs 18:10 ESV).

God reveals himself through his names. We sometimes choose names because we like they way they sound. But biblical names are given to say something about the person and their character. 

This is especially true of God as he reveals himself through his names. God reveals his names so that we might better understand who he is. Each of them is a reflection of his character. As we call on his names, we are reminded of who he is and we are encouraged. Like a strong tower that protects the city, He reminds us through his names that we are safe in the hands of our loving heavenly Father. He is: 

“The LORD our Healer”

“The LORD our Peace”

“The LORD our Righteousness”

“The LORD our Provider”

He is:

“Our Rock, Our Fortress, Our Deliverer, Our Ever Present Help in times of Trouble.”

He is Almighty God–the one for whom nothing is too difficult.

And we’re only getting warmed up–there are hundreds more.  Search the Scriptures and run to the name of the LORD! Remembering who he is brings comfort–His name is a strong tower; a place of refuge.  Run to His Name and find safety!

Lord God, thank you for revealing your character in your names. We praise you, O Rock, Our Fortress, our Deliverer, Our Ever Present Help in times of trouble. We run to your name as a strong tower—a place of refuge and safety. Be with us today today. Amen.

About pastorjeffsneighborhood

Born and raised in Minnesota, I have served in churches in Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon and California. I am a graduate of Crown College (MN) and George Fox Evangelical Seminary (OR). I have also done additional graduate studies in New Testament Studies at the Center for Advanced Theological Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary (CA). I am also a graduate of the College of Prayer. Having served as the Academic Dean and Program Director at Horizon Institute of Los Angeles for several years, I have returned to the pastorate and serve as Pastor of Big Trees Community Bible Church in Arnold, CA.
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