The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. —Psalm 46:7
"The Lord of hosts is with us.” That means God is on our side. His presence is threatening to our enemies, but it is comforting to us. As long as He is with us, we are safe. He has promised to never leave us or forsake us.
And not only is the Lord of hosts with us, but the God of Jacob is our fortress. That is a statement of grace. Jacob, the third of the Jewish patriarchs, was no spiritual hero. He had a checkered life at best. He was a schemer, but the God of Abraham and Isaac was his God, too. Jacob was in a covenant relationship with the Lord, and because of that, his well-being was not dependent on his own faithfulness or his own character. Instead, it was dependent on God’s.
You may have messed up as Jacob did, but if you have placed your faith in Christ, He is your God, your fortress, and He will never leave you.
Make it Personal
Pick one of your favorite worship songs to sing to the Lord today, thanking Him that He is your fortress.