In that day the LORD of hosts will be…strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate [Isaiah 28:5-6].
If your life was a city, how aggressively would you guard or defend your gate?
Much has been said in recent years about the safety of our nation and how we should or should not protect our borders. Building the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico draws an enormous amount of “energy,” both for and against. Regardless of viewpoint, one thing stands true – without a strong, impenetrable “wall” and fortified gates, anything and everything will gain entry. Both good and bad.
In Biblical times, cities were fortified with high, thick walls. The “old city” walls of Jerusalem still stand today as a testament of their strength and durability. Greek historian, Herodotus, wrote that the walls of the city of Babylon were so thick that chariot races were held on top of them.