Posts Tagged ‘Proverbs 18:10’

Don’t Just “Turn” – RUN!

January 10, 2019


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Your name
Is a strong and mighty tower –Pro 18:10
Your name
Is a shelter like no other –Ps 31:19
Your name
Let the nations sing it louder
NOTHING has the power to save –Acts 4:12
But Your name … –lyrics Paul Baloche
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Blessed be the name of the LORD
He is gracious and merciful
Mighty to save –
Zep 3:17
Don’t just “turn”
Whole-heartedly trust Him
=>Run to Him and be safe{saved}!

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Psalm 113:2-3 AMP
2 Blessed be the name of the Lord
From this time forth and forever.
3 From the rising of the sun to its setting
The name of the Lord is to be praised [with awe-inspired reverence].

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Proverbs 18:10The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe(set on high).

From NetBible Pr 18:10

  • * The “name of the Lord” is a metonymy of subject. The “name” here signifies not the personal name “Yahweh,” for that would be redundant in the expression “the name of Yahweh,” but the attributes of the Lord (cf. Exod 34:5-7) – here his power to protect.
  • * The metaphor “strong tower” indicates that God is a secure refuge.
  • * The metaphor of “running” to the Lord refers to a whole-hearted and unwavering trust in God’s protection (e.g., Isa 40:31).
  • *safe = set on high(the effect of the trust => security – set on high out of reach of danger

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Set The Lord Continually Before!

July 9, 2017

Psalm 28:7 NLT … The LORD is my strength, my shield from every danger. I trust in Him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.

Set the Lord continually before
Constantly trust in Him
Know He is always with you
Right beside you  –
Is 41:10
The name of the Lord is a strong tower
Call on His name
Whole-heartedly run to Him
Be set on high
Safe in His hand
Your heart made glad
Your body(
life) rests secure
In hope!

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Psalm 16:8-9I have set the LORD always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. 9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body(life) also will rest secure(in hope).

From NetBible Ps 16:8-9

  • *set the Lord continually, always before = constantly trust Him and His protection
  • *rests secure = rests in safety = rests in hope
  • rest[07931] = settle down, abide, dwell, tabernacle, reside
  • shaken[04131] = slip, be moved, fall

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Proverbs 18:10The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe(set on high).

From NetBible Pr 18:10

  • * The metaphor “strong tower” indicates that God is a secure refuge – able to protect
  • * The metaphor of “running” to the Lord refers to a whole-hearted and unwavering trust in God’s protection (e.g., Isa 40:31).
  • *safe = set on high(the effect of the trust => security – set on high out of reach of danger

Strong Tower

February 22, 2014

Proverbs 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.

From NetBible Pr 18:10

  • * The “name of the Lord” is a metonymy of subject. The “name” here signifies not the personal name “Yahweh,” for that would be redundant in the expression “the name of Yahweh,” but the attributes of the Lord (cf. Exod 34:5-7) – here his power to protect.
  • *  “a tower of strength,” with “strength” regarded as attributive by most English versions. The metaphor “strong tower” indicates that God is a secure refuge.
  • * The metaphor of “running” to the Lord refers to a whole-hearted and unwavering trust in God’s protection (e.g., Isa 40:31).
  • * “is high” or “is inaccessible.” This military-type expression stresses the effect of the trust – security, being out of danger (see HALOT 1305 s.v. שׂגב). Other scriptures will supply the ways that God actually protects people who trust him.

Whole-hearted and unwavering trust in the Lord = running into the strong tower 🙂

The Lord also will be a refuge and a high tower for the oppressed, a refuge and a stronghold in times of trouble (high cost, destitution, and desperation). And they who know Your name [who have experience and acquaintance with Your mercy] will lean on and confidently put their trust in You, for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek (inquire of and for) You [on the authority of God’s Word and the right of their necessity]. -Ps 9:9-10 AMP

From NetBible Ps 9:9-10

  • *He is a high tower(elevated place) in times of trouble. Here an “elevated place” refers to a stronghold, a defensible, secure position that represents a safe haven in times of unrest or distress (cf. NEB “tower of strength”; NIV, NRSV “stronghold”).
  • *“To know” the Lord’s “name” means to be his follower, recognizing his authority and maintaining loyalty to him. See Ps 91:14, where “knowing” the Lord’s “name” is associated with loving him.
  • Psalm 91:14 AMP … 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].
Thank You Lord that You will never forsake those who love, trust and rely on You. Help us to experience Your love, mercy, kindness and protection TODAY. Praise You Lord Jesus, Your name is a strong tower the righteous run into and are safe!

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Strong Tower

May 18, 2013

Psalm 29:11The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace.

From NetBible Ps 29:11

  • * Strength. This probably refers to military power
  • * “blesses his people with peace.” The Hebrew term שָׁלוֹם (shalom, “peace”) probably refers here to the protection and prosperity experienced by God’s people after the Lord intervenes in battle on their behalf.

Proverbs 18:10The 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.

From NetBible Pr 18:10

  • * The “name of the Lord” is a metonymy of subject. The “name” here signifies not the personal name “Yahweh,” for that would be redundant in the expression “the name of Yahweh,” but the attributes of the Lord (cf. Exod 34:5-7) – here his power to protect.
  • “a tower of strength,” with “strength” regarded as attributive by most English versions. The metaphor “strong tower” indicates that God is a secure refuge.
  • * The metaphor of “running” to the Lord refers to a whole-hearted and unwavering trust in God’s protection (e.g., Isa 40:31).
  • * “is high” or “is inaccessible.” This military-type expression stresses the effect of the trust – security, being out of danger (see HALOT 1305 s.v. שׂגב). Other scriptures will supply the ways that God actually protects people who trust him.

I AM your strong tower, your secure refuge
Run to Me with unwavering trust in Me and My protection.

Be drawn underneath My wings
There you will be blessed with My strength and peace beyond understanding
There you will find rest.

I AM your ever present, well-proved help
In the shadow of My wings rejoice and sing for joy
For experiencing My love is better than life! -Ps 46:1,63:3,7,91:14,9:9-10

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]. -Ps 91:14 AMP

The Lord also will be a refuge and a high tower for the oppressed, a refuge and a stronghold in times of trouble (high cost, destitution, and desperation). And they who know Your name [who have experience and acquaintance with Your mercy] will lean on and confidently put their trust in You, for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek (inquire of and for) You [on the authority of God’s Word and the right of their necessity]. -Ps 9:9-10 AMP

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Strong Tower {prayer}
Strong Tower

Why Downcast, O my Soul?

October 26, 2011

Psalm 42:6 AMP … O my God, my life[soul] is cast down upon me [and I find the burden more than I can bear]; therefore will I [earnestly] remember You from the land of the Jordan [River] and the [summits of Mount] Hermon, from the little mountain Mizar.

What do you do when you find that your soul is downcast? When it seems your life is burdensome – more than you can bear?

Studying this psalm gives an answer and hope. Look what the psalmist does:

I will earnestly remember You

The Lord my Rock(from xref)
From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. -Ps 61:2

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe(set safely on high). -Prov 18:10

  • *From NetBible Prov 18:10
    “running” to the Lord refers to a whole-hearted and unwavering trust in God’s protection

I will remember and
Run to You with whole-hearted, unwavering trust.
I will run to You the Lord my God, my Savior
My Strong Tower
My everlasting Rock!

Daily I will run to You.

For each day You bear my burdens
AND carry me in Your arms!

Blessed be the Lord, praise God our savior! Day after day He bears our burdens and carries us in His arms. -Ps 68:19

Isaiah 26:4 AMP … So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages]].

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After I wrote this, I heard this song on the way to work!
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Take Courage “It Is I”

April 1, 2011

Matthew 14:26-32And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. 27But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.”

28Peter said to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” 29And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!”

31Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32When they got into the boat, the wind stopped.

Take courage, don’t be afraid
Pour out your hearts before our Lord Jesus
The great I AM who is
Our Rock of unyielding strength
Our strong tower
Our impenetrable shield
Our safe place in the boat
Our shelter from the storm

Trust in and confidently lean on Him.

May you feel the hand of the great I AM upon you today; helping you and lifting you up as you trust and confidently lean on Him.

Psalm 62:7-8 AMP … With God rests my salvation and my glory; He is my Rock of unyielding strength and impenetrable hardness, and my refuge is in God! 8Trust in, lean on, rely on, and have confidence in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is a refuge for us (a fortress and a high tower). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Psalm 62:5 NIV … Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope{and expectation} comes from Him.

Proverbs 18:10 AMP … 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.

Psalm 28:6-7 AMP Blessed be the Lord, because He has heard the voice of my supplications. 7The Lord is my Strength and my [impenetrable] Shield; my heart trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song will I praise Him.



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Trust-Wait-Hope in the Lord!{prayer}
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Everlasting King Eternal

March 22, 2011

From everlasting to everlasting You are God -Ps 90:1-2
You reign King eternal above all -1 Tim 1:17
You are my strong tower
My strong tower I run into and am safe. -Prov 18:10

From everlasting to everlasting I am loved
Continually I am drawn in mercy -Jer 31:3
By my everlasting God.

No tongue can bid me to depart -Isa 54:17
For I am hid in Christ my Savior -Col 3:1-3
My King eternal
My everlasting God.

Question: Why run?

Draw me after you and let us run together! The king has brought me into his chambers.” “We will rejoice in you and be glad; We will extol your love more than wine. Rightly do they love you.” -Song 1:4

My soul follows hard after You; Your right hand upholds me. -Ps 63:8

But without faith it is impossible to please Him , for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. -Heb 11:6

And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You. -Ps 9:10

Those with faith know His name and trust Him –> so they run after, follow hard after, diligently seek Him because they love Him.

Word Study

From NetBible Ps 90:1, Ps 71:3

  • dwelling place[04583] = habitation, refuge,
    a place to be covered, concealed & safe

From From NetBible Prov 18:10

  • *The metaphor of “running” to the Lord refers to a whole-hearted and unwavering trust in God’s protection*safe- Heb “is high” or “is inaccessible.” This military-type expression stresses the effect of the trust – security, being out of danger (see HALOT 1305 s.v. שׂגב). Other scriptures will supply the ways that God actually protects people who trust him.

    safe[07682] = to be set on high, inaccessibly high, out of reach

From NetBible Jer 31:3; Song 1:4

  • Draw is used figuratively of a master gently leading an animal with leather cords (Hos 11:4) and of a military victor leading his captives (Jer 31:3). The point of comparison might be that the woman wants to be the willing captive of the love of her beloved, that is, a willing prisoner of his love.

    draw[04900] = to attract, lead along(and lift out)

From NetBible Psa 63:8

  • follows hard[01692] = pursue to catch or overtake with determination
    to cling, cleave or be joined

From NetBible Heb 11:6

  • diligently seek[1567] = to strive after, to crave

From NetBible Psa 9:10

  • “To know” the Lord’s “name” means to be his follower, recognizing his authority and maintaining loyalty to him. See Ps 91:14, where “knowing” the Lord’s “name” is associated with loving him.

Everlasting God – King of Ages

March 20, 2011

From everlasting to everlasting You are God!
In all generations You are our safe dwelling place,
our Rock of habitation, our Rock of refuge, our Rock eternal.

Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were born or You gave birth to the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. -Ps 90:1-2

Continually You draw us with Your everlasting love and mercy to come and be concealed in the cleft.

“I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness. -Jer 31:3

You are my Rock, my fortress; my strong tower that I run into and am safe.

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe. -Prov 18:10

Be my strong refuge{my rock of habitation}, to which I may continually come; You have given the commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress. -Ps 71:3

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no-one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. -Isa 40:28-31

Trust in the LORD for ever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal! -Isa 26:4

The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God, the Rock, my Savior! -2 Sam 22:47

 

Now to the King eternal{of the ages}, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. -1 Tim 1:17


Word Study

From NetBible Ps 90:1, Ps 71:3
dwelling place[04583] = habitation, refuge,
a place to be covered, concealed & safe

From From NetBible Prov 18:10
*The metaphor of “running” to the Lord refers to a whole-hearted and unwavering trust in God’s protection
*safe- Heb “is high” or “is inaccessible.” This military-type expression stresses the effect of the trust – security, being out of danger (see HALOT 1305 s.v. שׂגב). Other scriptures will supply the ways that God actually protects people who trust him.

safe[07682]
to be set on high, inaccessibly high, out of reach

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Call Upon the Name of the Lord

Call Upon the Name of the Lord

January 13, 2011

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe{set safely out of reach}.

Exodus 34:5-7 Now the LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. 6And the LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, 7keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty , visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation”.

Call upon the name of the Lord

Call upon His mercy
His goodness
His truth

For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock. -Ps 27:5

Wholeheartedly run into Him

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. -Prov 3:5-6

Be set on high, safely out of reach.

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Word Study

From Netbible Prov 18:10
*The metaphor of “running” to the Lord refers to a whole-hearted and unwavering trust in God’s protection
*safe- Heb “is high” or “is inaccessible.” This military-type expression stresses the effect of the trust – security, being out of danger (see HALOT 1305 s.v. שׂגב). Other scriptures will supply the ways that God actually protects people who trust him.

safe[07682]
to be set on high, inaccessibly high, out of reach