Then there is a prepositional phrase which tells you a little something about the reputation of this person.
What does it tell us about this person or name who is a strong tower. Two things stand out to me.
It means, I was, I am, and I will be. So this strong tower will never be destroyed, will always be there as a beacon in the wilderness to give you direction.
Traveling through the desert the first thing you will see when you approach a city will be the towers. When that comes into sight, you follow the direction to that tower for it will lead you home, you will not get lost so long as you can see the tower.
If you are wandering in the wilderness, lost, no direction, look for the Tower Jehovah , and when you see it follow a path leading to the Tower Jehovah , it will lead you home. No storm or force of destruction will destroy this Tower for it is YHWH, it always has been, it is, and it will exist.
You need never fear of this Tower disappearing. Note also that it is a strong tower.
The word strong is oz which comes from a root word ozaz. International Standard Version The name of the LORD is a strong tower; a righteous person rushes to it and is lifted up above the danger. A righteous person runs to it and is safe. The righteous runneth into it, and is set up on high.
American Standard Version The name of Jehovah is a strong tower; The righteous runneth into it, and is safe. Douay-Rheims Bible The name of the Lord is a strong tower: The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
A tower was a tall building or structure erected for the purposes of protection and preservation. It was also known as a watchtower.
The watchmen watched and provided information of what they had sighted to their masters. Some landowners built towers to protect their crops Isaiah 5: In the wilderness, towers were used to watch out for approaching bandits and enemies 2 Kings In the cities, towers were part of the city wall.
They were built for defensive purposes 2 Chronicles They were erected at the corners of the wall, beside the city gates, and at intervals along the walls 2 Chronicles Watchmen were stationed at the towers to provide security and surveillance for the city 2 Kings 9: Military machines were mounted at the tower, with which they would shoot arrows and stones at the incoming enemies 2 Chronicles In the Bible, God is pictured as a high and strong tower, sheltering His people from their enemies Psalm This protective nature of a tower naturally leads to this figurative reference of God.
When the world is shaking, our God is still Sovereign.
God will sift out everything that is shakeable so that only the unshakable will remain. His kingdom is unshakeable and nothing can shake it or destroy it Hebrews God will protect and preserve His people! What is in the name of the Lord that will protect and preserve His people? God has favored His people by revealing Himself in several names.
Each of these names offers us precious insights into His love and righteousness. By knowing His name, we will understand His loving thoughts towards us. It derives from the verb "to be.