SAFE!

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

Gill Bible Commentary:

The name of the Lord is a strong tower,….

by which he is made known, and which are the strength and security of his people;

his goodness, grace, and mercy, are their defence;

his favour encompasses them about, as a shield;

his justice protects them from all injuries and insults;

his truth and faithfulness preserve them; they are kept by his power, as in a garrison;

and his unchangeableness is a reason why they are not consumed:

The Messiah …

in and by whom God is manifested unto men as the God of grace;

in whom he proclaims his name, a God gracious and merciful;

his name is Jehovah, our righteousness;

Immanuel, God with us;

the mighty God, and Prince of peace;

and who is called Jesus, because he saves his people from their sins, and so is their security from eternal destruction.

as a Divine Person, he is strong and mighty, the most mighty, the Almighty;

as man, he is the man of God’s right hand, made strong for himself and us;

as Mediator, he has all power in heaven and earth: in him is everlasting strength for his people;

he is their Betzer, their fortified place, or city of refuge, to flee unto on all occasions;

he is the strong hold, whither prisoners of hope are directed to turn to;

he is their place of defence, and the munition of rocks; a strong tower, inexpugnable;

the righteous runneth into it;

not self-righteous persons, they run from Christ and his righteousness, not to him and that;

but such who see their own righteousness will not justify them; who indeed are sinners, know and acknowledge themselves to be such; as sinners go to Christ, who, as such, receives them; and these are righteous through the righteousness of Christ imputed to them, and live soberly, righteously, and godly: and it is the continual business or employment of their faith to betake themselves to Christ upon all occasions; they are continually coming to him, and exercising faith upon him, as the Lord their righteousness, which is meant by “running” to him;

and such an one that thus runs is safe;

from the avenging justice of God;

from the curse and condemnation of the law;

from sin, and all its dreadful consequences;

from Satan, and all spiritual enemies;

from wrath to come, hell, and the second death:

About Cathy

I am a born again Christian, saved in 1988 at the age of 38. My mother was born again in her old age, in her 80's. Her name is Giannina which means "God is gracious."
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