Monday, February 23, 2009

His Holy Name: Protector

Name #3 in the “His Holy Name” challenge: Protector. This name was a joy to study! As I studied this name, I couldn’t keep the song “Strong Tower” by Kutless out of my head. It was so awesome to hear them sing it live! It never ceases to amaze me how God brings things in our lives at just the opportune time, what a blessing this song has been to me these past couple of weeks!!

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.Therefore we will not fear... -Ps 46:1, 2a

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.”
-Proverbs 18:10

The Lord's name stands for His person, since it reflects His attributes, character and qualities. Here the name of God is Jehovah, His covenant Name by which He made Himself known to Israel. To know God in covenant is a strong tower.

The Name of Jehovah is pictured as if it were a strong tower because the reader can more easily understand the value of a strong tower. The metaphor “strong tower” indicates that God is a secure refuge. There is no safety in looking at the "strong tower". It is necessary to flee to God in order to be protected by Him. The word says they must "run". It does not say they are to amble or to stroll or to walk in a leisurely or idle manner but that they are to run.
Clearly this is not literal running (although that may be what we feel like doing when trouble knocks - The
metaphor of “running” into the strong tower refers to a whole-hearted and unwavering trust in God’s Name and His willingness and ability to provide protection. It is only by faith that we can go to an invisible God

if you know your God and you know your God is near and you confidently trust your God in the midst of any trial, knowing that it is effecting His purpose, and then being thankful in the midst of that for the purpose of God even in the difficulty, you are granted the peace of God, that peace will guard you and protect you from anxiety, difficulty, distress, dissatisfaction, discontent, doubt."
John MacArthur

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Berry said...

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Lovely Linda said...

Hello Heather, I have just been commenting on your pages for HHN09 on SCS and have come across here! I love your style and what you have shared. Beautiful pages sister...they reflect your love for Him! Keep that light shining! God bless you!