In your daily walk with the Lord Jesus Christ, how do you picture yourself? Have you ever pictured yourself as a wall of bronze? Well, after reading today’s word of encouragement, I believe you will!
I will make you a wall to this people, a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to rescue and save you.
Notice the work of grace in the life of the believer. The Lord does not say that we are to make ourselves like a fortified wall of bronze through our own efforts. He assures us that this is all the work of our Great God. And when God says He will make you a wall of bronze, you can be assured, that is exactly what He will do in your life!
In a day when the witness of far too many in the church is so thoroughly diluted by worldliness, we need believers who truly are like fortified walls of bronze, Christians who can withstand the slings and arrows of the evil one. We need believers who are not afraid to be “politically incorrect” and stand for the truth claims of Christianity. We need believers who have been made strong in the Lord through the preaching of the whole counsel of God, Christians who are not “tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming” (Ephesians 4:14).
I have learned that those who love the doctrines of grace are those who possess the doctrines of grace. They understand that the same grace that saved them is the same grace that is sanctifying them, fortifying them in the face of increasing unbelief and even outright hostility from the world around them.
Please don’t miss the last part of the Lord’s words to Jeremiah: even when you have been made as a wall of bronze, God is still with you! The reason we cannot be overcome is because our God is with us . . . our God is in us . . . and our God is for us! Make no mistake, God is the One who rescues; God is the One who saves; and it is God who sanctifies us and makes us as a wall of bronze.
So regardless of where this finds you today and what storm winds may be swirling around you, remember that God has made you a fortified wall of bronze. You will not be blown over! “I will strengthen you and help you,” He has promised us; “I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10). You shall stand firm because your God is with you every step of the way. Even if all around you is crumbling, you can rest in the promised truth that you will stand in your place and not be moved.
Praise God this day for this splendid truth: God has fortified you and He continues to strengthen you, moment by moment!
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!