Your neck is like the tower of David, Built for an armory, On which hang a thousand bucklers, All shields of mighty men. (Song of Songs 4:4)
In Lesson 63, we examined the meaning of the neck as used in the scriptures. We spoke about how the neck represents our
In SoS 1:10, the Bride's neck was beautified because of her submission to Christ. In this verse, her neck is said to be like a tower. Let's look
There isn't any record of a tower of David in the scriptures but Nehemiah 3:25 gives a hint. It mentions a '...tower which projects from the king’s upper house...'
Towers are long upright structures built to withstand assaults. They are also often higher than other structures so watchmen were posted there as part of the defense of a city. The Bride's neck like a tower alludes to the uprightness of the Bride's will before God. It indicates that her will is aligned with God's and there is no rebellion in her. It also means she has a determination to do God's will as God said about David in Acts 13:22:
...‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will.’
Hence the specific mention of the tower being David's.
The next description
Paul in Ephesians 6 while talking about spiritual warfare said in verses 13 & 14 (Amplified Version):
...put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious]. So stand firm and hold your ground...
We need a strong,
David in Psalm 91:4 said God's truth should be our shield and
God's truth is God's word and Romans 10:17 says:
...faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
The word of God stored up in our minds (the seat of our will) is what makes our wills and by extension our minds strong and formidable. This is the anatomy of great faith. The devil's first and most important battleground is
The bucklers are said to be one thousand in number. A thousand in scripture is a number that oftentimes represents abundance, something unquantifiable, more than enough. The truth of God is more than able to protect us from and keep us standing against the attacks of the enemy.
Finally, our text says these shields belong to mighty men.
A resolute will is
PRAY WITH ME:
Dear Lord, I thank You for the victory I have already won in You.
REFLECT & ACT:
- What do you know about spiritual warfare? How victorious against the devil's tactics have you been in recent times?
- Read Hebrews 11 and Ephesians 6:10-18.
- What difficulties are you facing right now and which scripture can you set your mind on to help you successfully resist the enemy?