Tuesday, December 5, 2006

High Places fo Defense

He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions of
rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. (Isaiah

The man to whom God has given grace to be of blameless life dwells in
perfect security.

He dwells on high, above the world, out of gunshot of the enemy, and
near to heaven. He has high aims and motives, and he finds high comforts
and company. He rejoices in the mountains of eternal love, wherein he
has his abode.

He is defended by munitions of stupendous rock. The firmest things in
the universe are the promises and purposes of the unchanging God, and
these are the safeguard of the obedient believer.

He is provided for by this great promise: "Bread shall be given him."
As the enemy cannot climb the fort, nor break down the rampart, so the
fortress cannot be captured by siege and famine. The Lord, who rained
manna in the wilderness, will keep His people in good store even when
they are surrounded by those who would starve them.

But what if water should fail? That cannot be. "His waters shall be
sure." There is a never-failing well within the impregnable fortress. The
Lord sees that nothing is wanting. None can touch the citizen of the
true Zion. However fierce the enemy, the Lord will preserve His chosen.

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