A Strong Tower

Quick! How many towers can you name?

There’s the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the CN Tower in Toronto, the Twin Towers of the original World Trade Center, the Himalayan Towers in Tibet, and the integrated towers of the Great Wall of China. The world’s newest soaring structure is soon to be Sky City in China at 2,749 feet, exceeding the astounding height of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The world’s oldest known tower is most likely the circular stone tower in the walls of Neolithic Jericho (8000 BC).

Of course, there are towers known only for their “good works” — water towers, drilling towers, broadcasting towers, bell towers, clock towers, control towers and the like.

Though there are many specifically named towers in the Bible (the Tower of Babel being first on the list), there are a number of references to watchtowers in general, primarily used for defense.

So it is with great comfort and joy that the Psalmist recognizes the Lord to be “my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” (Psalm 18:2)

From the ends of the earth I call to You, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For You have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.” (Psalm 61:2-3)

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” (Proverbs 18:10)


Photo of Tower of David, http://cdn.timesofisrael.com/uploads/2012/08/citadel-Tower-of-David-Photo-Shmuel-Bar-Am-965×543.jpg




  1. God is my strong tower! And I am so thankful He Is! His name IS ALMIGHTY! Full of power, protection and blessing! There is no other “TOWER” like HIM! He is my leaning tower—I lean on Him. He is my water tower—He gives me drink from the water of Life. He is my drilling tower—He takes me to a deeper place in Him when my walk gets a little shallow! He is my broadcasting tower—when I need to hear from Him, He speaks to me! He is my clock tower—when I need to be reminded of the times in which I live! Time is short and He is coming back! AND HE IS MY CONTROL TOWER! HE IS IN CONTROL AND I LOVE THAT HE IS! HE IS “I AM!”

    May the LORD God bless you and your staff and the ministry He has placed you in! Continue speaking God’s Truth with boldness, we love you!

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