The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe
Today's Morsel: If someone were to ask you what your name means, could you tell them? Do you know why your parents chose the name they gave you? Just what is in a name? Solomon said, "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold" (Proverbs 22:1). I have asked people to tell me who they were, and you would be surprised at the number of people who do not know who they are. I'm not asking for some theological in-depth discussion from them, I just want to know who they are. Solomon said that the name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. The apostle Paul said that it takes the Holy Ghost to understand that Jesus is Lord (1Corinthians 12:3). Do you know Him? The name "Jesus" means Jehovah Saviour, the God that saves. Isaiah said, "Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength"(Isaiah 26:4). He also said, "Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation"(Isaiah 12:2). The apostle Peter, speaking to the council after the lame man was healed said, "If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved"(Acts 4:9-12). When you know Jesus, you understand that He is our refuge and our strength, our God in whom we must trust. He's our deliverer, our protector, and our fortress. Inside of the man Jesus is everything that man needs. But you have to go inside of Him to get it.
Sing: The name of the Lord is,a strong tower, the righteous run int o it, and they are safe! The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run in to it, and they are safe! Blessed be the name of the Lord! Blessed be the name of the Lord! Blessed be the name of the Lord, most high,. Blessed be the name of the Lord; Blessed be the name of the Lord; Blessed be the name of the Lord, most high.