“In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children will have a place of refuge. The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to turn one away from the snares of death.” A proper fear of Jehovah God is essential for one’s salvation. When fear is properly developed we have an ever-growing respect for our creator. We develop intimacy and fellowship with our Lord.
The songs we sing in our worship we should be singing with the spirit and understanding. It is an opportunity that we can teach and admonish one another. A mighty Fortress may be an old song, but this hymn presents God as a source of protection, like a strong castle, a MIghty Fortress. Do we think of God like he is our fortress?