Summary: To show that the name of the LORD is our strong tower or Divine Protection and we can use the Name of the LORD anytime we're in trouble.
Do you have a strong tower? Yes, the Name of the LORD is my strong tower.
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that the name of the LORD is our strong tower or Divine Protection and we can use the Name of the LORD anytime we're in trouble.
Proverbs 18:10 (Amplified Bible)
18:10 The 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.
Proverbs 18:10 (King James Version)
18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for Your Name is Strong Tower for me, one mention of Your Name and I am kept safe from my enemies.
Name of the LORD is a strong tower
A. Authors: Credited generally to King Solomon before his character downfall/decline.
B. Date written: from 931 to 686 B.C.
C. Purpose: To give moral instruction
D. Main Theme: Fear of the LORD
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Name of the LORD is a strong tower
"The name of the LORD is a strong tower:"
Name or "shem" in Hebrew which means: an appellation, honor, authority, character.
Strong or "oz oz" in Hebrew which means:
2. force, security, majesty, praise
3. boldness, loud, might, power
Tower or "migda migdalah" in Hebrew which means:
1. figuratively a (pyramidal) bed of flowers
2. castle, flower, pulpit
Isaiah 9:6 (Amplified Bible)
9:6 For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 57:15 (Amplified Bible)
57:15 For thus says the high and lofty One—He Who inhabits eternity, Whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, but with him also who is of a thoroughly penitent and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the thoroughly penitent [bruised with sorrow for sin].
Jeremiah 23:6 (Amplified Bible)
23:6 In His days Judah shall be saved and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is His name by which He shall be called: The Lord Our Righteousness.
The Name of JESUS is our castle, and our security.
Psalms 27:1 (Amplified Bible)
27:1 [A Psalm] of David. THE LORD is my Light and my Salvation—whom shall I fear or dread? The Lord is the Refuge and Stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalms 91:2 (Amplified Bible)
91:2 I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!
Psalms 144:2 (Amplified Bible)
144:2 My Steadfast Love and my Fortress, my High Tower and my Deliverer, my Shield and He in Whom I trust and take refuge, Who subdues my people under me.
B. The righteous run to it and are safe
"the righteous runneth into it, and is safe."
Righteous or "tsaddyq" in Hebrew which means: just, lawful.
Runneth or "ruts" in Hebrew which means:
1. break down, divide speedily, footman, guard, bring hastily, (make) run (away, through), post, stretch out
Safe or "sagab" in Hebrew which means:
3. safe, strong
4. defend, exalt, be excellent, (be, set on) high, lofty, be safe, set up (on high), be too strong
Psalms 91:14 (Amplified Bible)
91:14 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].
Habakkuk 3:19 (Amplified Bible)
3:19 The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]! For the Chief Musician; with my stringed instruments.
Psalms 56:3-4 (Amplified Bible)
56:3 What time I am afraid, I will have confidence in and put my trust and reliance in You.
56:4 By [the help of] God I will praise His word; on God I lean, rely, and confidently put my trust; I will not fear. What can man, who is flesh, do to me?
The Name of the LORD is our Strong Tower. The righteous guards the name of the LORD by always remembering JESUS in our thoughts.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (Amplified Bible)
12:9 But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!