Planted: Fortified!

Wooo! Weren’t you stirred by our previous devotion? I know I was definitely stirred and I am still gleaning wisdom from it. If you have not read it, please, you just have to. It is such a blessing to know that we are God’s best!

As we continue on this journey, we look at another vital part of this text, the tower.

Isaiah 5:2 (see bold print)

“And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.”

A tower was built in the midst of the vineyard. When I think of tower, the first thing that comes to mind is the verse of scripture that says, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower!” It speaks not only of protection but also of being fortified!

Yes, in ancient times a watch tower was built in the vineyard. The vine dresser would LIVE there, survey the vineyard and guard it. This was to further secure the vine from predators such as jackals, foxes and thieves. The tower was a vantage point from which the vineyard could be guarded.

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Not only is the vineyard and the vine protected by virtue of being fenced, but the owner is always present to ensure that it remains secure. In the same way, the Lord, who has planted us in Christ continually watches over us. He never leaves us, we abide in His presence. He makes sure that there is no point of access to the enemy in our lives by making us aware of areas that are open and vulnerable while helping us to fortify them.

Have you ever said to yourself, “what if something bad happens and I backside? In Christ, we need not to be afraid of being intruded on or harmed by the enemy. We can rest assured that our Father lives where we are and He is committed to protecting us. DO NOT BE AFRAID!

Prayer

Father, I absolutely love that You have thought so thoroughly about my present and eternal security, to plant me in Christ and to be committed to ensuring that I remain hidden in You. I thank You for protecting me, for fortifying me, for placing me in Your presence. I pray Lord that You will help me to be aware of the areas in my life that the enemy may desire to breach and give me the strength to perform Your word in Jesus’ name, AMEN!

By Joanna Lloyd

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