Martin Luther penned the words to the wonderful hymn of the church, ‘A Mighty Fortress is Our God’.  Five times in the Book of Psalms, David refers to God as ‘my fortress’.  In three of these he also includes the term ‘my rock’.  He does so with good reason.

    God is the fortress that is our protection.  He is that solid rock upon which we can build our life.  He will supply that firm foundation that we need.

    Many in the world today look to their bank accounts for long lasting security.  They put their future hope in a job that they are not sure will last.  They trust governments for their safety.  All of these may give a temporary sense of security, but for true security, all hope and trust must be in God.  He is the only one that can stand the test of time and help us to stand tall in face of all adversity.

    David sums it up well in Psalms 91:2.  “I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.” (KJV)  This entire Psalm supports the idea of the hymn by Martin Luther.  God truly is a mighty fortress.

Published by Ray Richards