Wisdom's Corner
Run to the Tower

Have you ever seen pictures of animals that like to live high up in the mountains? If not, try to look up a picture of a mountain goat. You will see that the mountain goat likes to live very high on the mountain sides. He can see for a long way from up there. He can see any enemy that might try to get him. The mountain goat feels safe when he is up high on the mountain.

Over time man has built forts and even cities high up on mountains and cliffs. You may have seen pictures of a castle built on the edge of a cliff. The people inside the castle or city would feel safe there. They felt it would be impossible for their enemies to climb up the steep cliffs. And the only entrance would be on one side, so that they could easily know who was entering their castle or city.

Back when the white man was first settling in the west of the United States, there were Indians who lived in the mountainous areas. These Indians could stand on the edge of a cliff, high up on a mountain and see for a long way off. They could spot their enemies from there and felt safe up there.

God is our high rock. Psalm 144:1-2, "Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me."

In the above verses, the word "strength" is the word for "rock". And the words "high tower" is the Hebrew word for "height, rock, crag". We can climb up on God's word and stand tall. From standing high up on God's word we can all our spiritual enemies. We will see them coming and can prepare to do battle with them.

We can also feel safe from our enemies when we stand on God's word. God will not let us down. But we must do our part. We must climb up on the high cliff. We must make our home there. This means we must study to know how to climb and how to build our home there.

If any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you. Here are a few other verses talking about God our high tower, Psalm 18:2, and Psalm 59:9.

Until next time, keep reading and studying your Bible. That is how to get God's wisdom.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1998

Published by The Old Paths Bible School