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PSALM 4: 1-8

Today I want to talk just for a little while about our safety in The Lord Jesus Christ.

In this day and time He is really about all that we can rest assured in, that we are truly safe in.

It’s certainly not in any man made way that we’re safe in, if so there would no reason to lock our doors at night and folks all over our nation owning gun permits to carry concealed weapons for protection, Even our children across the land are not safe any more when they attend school. Any reasonable person can see that it’s becoming more dangerous with each passing day. But being in the Lord Jesus, we don’t have to worry about our destiny after we leave this life.

2nd Tim. 3: 1This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. And if we’re not there now I don’t know what we’re in.

Lets read about the confidence David had in God.

Listen as I read today’s text found in PS. 4:1-8

1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

2O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, *[emptiness; a worthless thing;] and seek after leasing? *Selah. [falsehood; (untruth) deceitfulness}

3But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him. 4Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.

5Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

6There be many that say, “Who will shew us any good?” LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance*[thy face] upon us.

7Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

8I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

David’s life was filled with pressure, pain, and persecution. But in spite of the circumstances in which David found himself, David found comfort in the safety of the Lord.

David realized that nothing could ever destroy the relationship that he enjoyed with God. Here in Psalm 4 David acknowledged that his relationship and security was not based on who he was or what he did. His eternal safe keeping was completely from God. He declared, “ in Psalm 4:8 8I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

Let us that are saved rest assured that because we have trusted Jesus Christ as our Savior that no matter what might come our way we are safe in Him.

There is a song that has these words; “Safe Am I”. "Safe am I, safe am I, in the hollow of His hand. Sheltered o’er, sheltered o’er, with His love forevermore. No ill can harm me, no foe alarm me, for He keeps both day and night. Safe am I, safe am I, in the hollow of His hand." Today we are eternally safe.

Let me remind us, that we are not waiting to die before we have this eternal life, but we have it now.

JN. 11: 25Jesus said unto her, **I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.

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