A Fighting Chance

17 You are my strength, I sing praise to you;
you, God, are my fortress,
my God on whom I can rely. Psalm 59:17

Earlier in this Psalm we discussed the concept of a fortress guarding against enemies. As David concludes this song, it is used in a slightly different reference, as something that is rock solid.

Look at any of the forts you see in photos. What do you see? Solid rock built forty or fifty feet high. The wall Nehemiah rebuilt was 39 feet high. Those heights were more than adequate for the times they lived in. So, a thousand people standing on a wall that was several feet thick and forty feet high to push back invaders had a clear advantage.

Plus they were only limited by space. Even if they were three or four people “deep” on top of the wall, the wall was not going anywhere without significant damage to the foundation.

As we stand on the only Foundation of this world worth standing on and look out into the enemies that are shooting their fiery arrows at us, we’re on rock solid ground. The Foundation is not moving and will withstand ANYTHING. The fortresses of old, while great for what they did, had their weaknesses. Fortunately for us, the foundation of our fortress is unbelievably strong.

Tying this in with yesterday’s devotional, when your feet hit the floor in the morning, be grateful for the strength you possess in Christ.

Without His strength each day the enemies of this world will find our weaknesses and exploit them.

With His strength, however, “we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37

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