Look at the Lyrics

 “You are my strong tower
Fortress when I’m weak
Your name is true and holy
And Your face is all I seek.”

Song/Album:         “Strong Tower” / Strong Tower
Artist:                      Kutless
Writers:                   Carey Marcus Byrd
                                Mark Lee
                                Aaron Sprinkle
                                Jon Micah Sumrall

Scripture: “The name of the LORD is a strong tower:  the righteous run into it, and are safe.”  Proverbs 18:10

Reflection: The idea of the LORD (or even just His Name) as a strong tower is most reassuring!  Each one of us needs a refuge, a place to run to, when we feel pursued by enemies or overwhelmed by life itself.  But have we considered its protection when we need to be saved from ourselves?  Ponder the verses leading up to Proverbs 18:10.  They warn us of acting like fools, of talking like fools, of being gossipers and slanderers, and of being just plain lazy.  Ouch!  Guilty as charged.

Who can save me from myself?  Only the LORD – His Name is my strong tower.  When I run into it, I am set on high and I can rise above that which pulverizes me to weakness.  Jesus indeed is my fortress when I am weak.  And I am safe… when it’s His face that I see!


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About The Author

Judy Edwards has been a part of the Christian music industry for over 15 years. She is currently employed by Salem Communications, working in Nashville, TN for their radio station networks and publishing division. She has led small group women’s Bible studies, as well as taught children’s Bible classes. She and her husband, Thad, reside in Nashville and attend Belmont Church. In their free time they enjoy sailing, traveling, and walking Wally, their rescue golden retriever. Judy created Look at the Lyrics™ to complement the message of Christian music. This is not a story behind the song. Portions of song lyrics used are for private, non-commercial use and educational purposes only. Look at the Lyrics™ devotionals do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the referenced songwriters or artists.