The name of the Lord is a strong tower, The righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10 NKJV
Who can be righteous today? What determines if a person is righteous or not?
God created the universe. He sets the standards for righteousness. What is the definition of righteousness? The best definition I have ever heard is right standing with God.
God is just. He is Holy. Every person who has ever lived must be judged by the same standards. God does not use the Ten Commands to determine righteousness. Our Lord does not grade on a scale of 1 to 10 to determine if a person is righteous or not.
God’s standard for righteousness is faith in His Son. It is impossible to please God or live up to the standards of a righteous God without faith in Jesus!
If you have been born again through faith in Jesus Christ you are a righteous person!
A strong tower is a place of safety. The name of the Lord is a place of safety for born again believers. What does that mean? There is power in the name of Jesus. One day every knee will bend in submission and every head will bow at the name of Jesus Christ!
The name of the Lord is not magic. Using the Lord’s name does not grant us special powers or abilities. We cannot create or destroy by using the God’s name. When we serve Jesus, we represent Him. We carry the authority of Jesus’ mighty name.
Does that mean we can never be hurt while serving God? Does it mean we will always be successful in every circumstance or trial we face? No, it does not. Jesus wants us to have an eternal perspective on life. We are eternal beings. We serve an eternal God.
God is mighty on behalf of His people. His power and authority are absolute. No one or anything can oppose God’s will or prosper in opposition to Jesus.
Our God is mighty to save. He will save us from anything that is not within His will for our lives. We will live in His blessing and under His protection for all time if we live by faith in Jesus today!
Are you slogging through trials and trauma? Is your faith being tested by the uncertainty of life in a fallen world? Are you lonely or brokenhearted? The name of the Lord is a strong tower. Run to Jesus today!
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