The castles of old were built to keep out the enemy.  The walls were high and enforced by even higher stone gates surrounding them – a bulwark that never failed.  We fight a battle every day against the world, our flesh and the devil himself.  We need a mighty fortress to protect us.  God has promised to be our solid defense against these enemies.  Only He can fend off the darkness we face each day and bring light to our lives.  The old evil foe is doomed.  We can count on it.

A mighty fortress is our God, a trusty shield and weapon;
He helps us free from every need that hath us now overtaken.
The old evil foe now means deadly woe; deep guile and great might
Are his dread arms in fight; on Earth is not his equal.

With might of ours can naught be done, soon were our loss…

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