”The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.” Proverbs 18:10.
The “name of God” includes all the things that are true about Him: His eternal power, His eternal wisdom, His eternal knowledge, His eternal purpose, His eternal love toward those who love Him, His eternal kindness to those who trust in Him, His readiness to forgive all sin and blasphemy when men put their trust in Him. All of this is included in the expression ‘the name of the Lord’. All of this indicates to us that God is totally for us and entirely with us this Year and beyond, and everything that belongs to God is engaged to do us good and to “give us safety” throughout our lifetime, no matter how/when/what the case may be. That is the meaning of this expression that ‘the name of the Lord is a strong tower’.
Well, we can understand this illustration. It is, of course, if you have been to fenced town, space lunch bay, military bases etc. A strong tower is mostly practically built in order for people to defend themselves from hazards or attacks from their enemies. There the Citizens witness the process safely. Wow! The enemy could not get in. I confess this to you, truly, the name of the Lord was, is, and will forever be our strong tower..He will continue to call and warn us to remain with range of safety by being closer to The Lord (the bearer of the name) even as we surf this world, so the name can really work for you ans I, knowing that HE is still redeeming more and delivering more from the hands of the wicked and the grips of the terrible ones. Hallelujah!