Updated on January 6, 2014
Chronological Bible: April 20, Safe in the battle…
- Psalm 4-6
- Psalm 9-10
“I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” –Psalm 4:8, NKJV
David: a warrior who was chased into the wilderness before he was king, faced enemy after enemy while he was king, and in his dying days faced another rebellious son trying to take what was not his. Not many would call his life peaceful. Yet David did. Not many would call that a life of safety or a testament of God’s protection. But David did.
And David did because his trust was not in whether he slept in the palace or the wilderness. His definition of safe did not include whether he was dodging attacks or advancing on an enemy. David’s very definition of safety was being in the hand of God. If David remained there, he knew that whatever foe came against him could not do anything beyond that which God would allow. David knew that if God decided David’s time on earth was done, there was nothing David or anyone else could do to make that change. So though he still faced attackers, David was indeed safe, for he rested in the hand of the God who called him. He rested in the knowledge that God’s provision comes in many ways.
David was safe, not because the world wasn’t attacking, but because he relied on God for everything.