“The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.” Proverbs 18:10
T is for tower. Tower means a building or structure that is higher than its diameter and also higher than its surroundings; a towering citadel (fortress); support or protection (bulwark).
There are different types of towers in the world today. There are towers that are used to see things far and wide. There are towers that project light around them. There are towers that are used to transmit things as well. There have even been towers used as fortresses … as a secure place from harm. All of these towers serve special purposes. All are important in their own rights.
Towers that see things far and wide … When I think of this type of towers, I think of forestry towers. Growing up in Alaska and being around so much timber and so many forests, it was very important to have tall towers to see things far and wide. I am sure that it was one of those towers that was key in spotting the forest fire that started on June 5. It has progressed so quickly and has burned over 70,000 acres, but could you have imagined not having any warning at all? We need these type of spiritual towers as well. We may not be able to stop the raging fire that is headed our way, but with warning, we can plan a route of escape or be able to have time to seek shelter to protect ourselves.
Towers that project light around them … I think that we all know what type of towers these are. They are lighthouses. Many a life has been saved by the lighthouse’s strategic location … and a faithful keeper of the light. God’s Word is our lighthouse and God is the keeper of that light. But, faithful friends who know God’s Word can also be that light that shines in the darkness showing us the way.
There have been towers that are used to transmit things … In by-gone years, a telegraph machine was used to transmit messages across the miles. Today we have the telephone … and the written word. The Christian Writer’s Workshop this past week was such a blessing to me. First, just to have the fellowship with other Christian writers and authors … even though I was definitely the “young” one on the block. We need to share with others what God has taught us and the written word allows us to be as a “voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord …” John 1:23
There are towers used as fortresses … We need a strong tower that can keep us safe and secure when the devil is on the warpath. Where can we find this tower? We can find it in the Lord Himself. He is our high tower. He is our strong tower. He alone is our strength, is He not? May we find ourselves seeking Him more.
Lesson Objective: To understand what a tower is. To learn what the different types of towers are and how they play a role in our lives as Christians.
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