Issue 569 – Verse of the Week

November 17 – November 23rd, 2022


The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.   Psalm 9:9

Your Stronghold

The Hebrew word for stronghold is “misgab.“ Translated, it also means a secure height, a retreat, or a place of protection. It can be a harbor or a fortress. It is a place where anxiety is replaced with calm and peace. A stronghold is easily defended, and difficult for the enemy to attack. God is often referred to as a stronghold, a rock to turn to in times of trouble, and a place to hide. Satan also has his strongholds. The apostle Paul calls them speculations on lofty things raised against the knowledge of God (2 Corinthians 10:5). While the devil’s strongholds can look appealing from a worldly sense, do not be deceived. Within the evil one’s “fortress,” you are oppressed. In God’s stronghold, you walk in freedom. Examine yourself today. On which stronghold do you rely? Place yourself firmly in the hands of Almighty God, for He is the sure and secure Stronghold who will deliver and protect you. 

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