Our Defense and Security

  1. Psalm 48 is praising Jerusalem, the mountain of Zion. It says the nations will fear when they see its strength.
  2. It mentions its towers as a sign of strength. Our strong tower is the Lord. He is our strength and our defense. We have One who keeps us from the evil one (1 John 5:18). We don’t need to build our own walls of defense.
  3. In Psalm 49 it talks about the rich man who counts himself blessed. Just like the tower of strength, our wealth is not our security. Our security comes from Christ.
  4. We aren’t blessed because we have money. We are blessed because we have God on our side. He is our security for the future.
  5. The Sons of Korah point out that the rich man will die and leave his wealth behind, but believes his own soul will be ransomed by God. He believed his soul would be bought with a price.
  6. He says, “Truly no man can ransom another, or give to God the price of his life, for the ransom of their life is costly and can never suffice, that he should live on forever and never see the pit.” Psalm 49:7-9 ESV
  7. They didn’t believe man could ransom a life, but they believed that God could. It would be God as man who would accomplish it.
  8. Jesus paid with His life to buy yours back from “the pit.” Know that you are not your own; you were bought with a price.
  9. Do you live like your life belongs to yourself or like you’ve been bought with a price?
  10. Do you trust God as your security and defense?