In Proverbs 18:10, the bible says: ”The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe”.
Above bible passage, is often quoted by Christians to flaunt the Power in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! We shall examine it more closely in this write-up, but before then, let us first pay particular attention to the word ‘tower’, which is central to it.
Towers are stately edifices, found in several locations in the world and they usually exhibit glowing attributes like greatness, strength, dignity, reliability and magnetism (they magnetize people to themselves, as striking tourist attractions).
In the olden days, they were built for security purposes! When sentries climbed them, they could easily pick out enemy locations far afield, thus making it easy for steps to be taken to annihilate the enemies, before they come close enough to cause havoc. These days, they are frequently used to support electric power transmitters, radio and television antennae, rockets and missiles prior to launching, etc.
Famous world towers include Galata Tower (Istanbul, Turkey), Big Ben (London, UK), CN Tower (Toronto, Canada), Eiffel Tower (Paris, France), Leaning Tower of Pisa (Pisa, Italy), and Tokyo Television Tower (Tokyo, Japan).
Any person or anything, which exhibits some of, or all the qualities of a typical tower (viz. greatness, strength, dignity, reliability and magnetism, etc.), can be called a ‘tower’; figuratively speaking. And there are many people, institutions and governments worldwide that fit this picture. However, the name of Jesus outclass all of them, because of its huge benefits to mankind each time it is invoked (Mark 16:17-18, Philippians 2:9-11) or better still, each time people run to it. No wonder it is fittingly called ‘a strong tower’!
We shall now consider some of the benefits of running to the name of Jesus. They include: