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QUIETNESS and REST

November 6, 2015

Friday

 

Psalm 4:8

 

I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

 

 

LESSON

 

He could rest and sleep peacefully with this knowledge. Even though many sinners opposed him, he was right with his righteous God. He knew God would protect him. David’s name means “beloved,” and his words in this verse express his appreciation for the fact that he was beloved by the Lord.

 

In spite of David’s circumstances, David found comfort in the safety of the Lord. David realized that nothing could ever destroy the relationship that he enjoyed with God. In Psalm 4 David acknowledged his safety was totally the work of God.

 

The elect of God can experience true joy and peace even though the ungodly may oppose them because He will protect and provide for them. “As an expression of confidence in God, the psalm helps the reader to meditate on God’s fatherly care and to leave the troubles and causes of anxiety in his hands. Here the psalmist teaches us that in our walk with God he can bring us to the point where we can sleep without fear.

 

Memory Verse: Matthew 11:29

 

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