Proverbs 18 – August 18

CC Image courtesy of Photo Gallery Israeli Ministry of Tourism on Flickr.

CC Image courtesy of Photo Gallery Israeli Ministry of Tourism on Flickr.

Proverbs 18
Author: JoAnn Long

Where do you run?

In antiquity, cities were walled to keep would-be intruders out and residents safe inside. Towers were strategically positioned along fortifications with watchmen ready to sound the alarm should danger arise. Stalwart enough to have remains of mortar and stone still standing, evidence of once mighty civilizations now lie in ruins across the Mediterranean basin.

Isn’t our human tendency still to put our trust in that which is tangible?

Not unlike our counterparts from the past, we sometimes now look to what can be measured scientifically as our means of hope. While all discovery of that which is good in our material world is ultimately from the hand of God, the writer of Proverbs reminds us that real security is not found in that which can be quantified: “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe” (Proverbs 18:10, ESV, emphasis mine).

What about you? Where do find your security? As God’s people made righteous through Christ, let us humbly run into name of our Lord, our strong tower. For it is Him, and Him alone, in which we are to place our complete trust.

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