A bunch of verses sort of hit me today with a rather common theme. God provides us with rest and safety. I’ll just tie them together tonight:
David’s charge to Solomon:
Be strong and courageous. Fear not; do not be dismayed. 1 Chronicles 22: 13b
We do not need to fear when God provides rest and safety!
David repeats God’s promise to Solomon:
The Lord, the God of Israel, has given rest to his people, and he dwells in Jerusalem forever. 1 Chronicles 23: 25
And the Apostle Paul writes of our salvation – our rest from sin and safety from its punishment – that we are:
…justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Romans 3: 24
And the Lord says of one in need:
“I will place him in the safety for which he longs.” Psalm 12: 5b
Dear Lord: Thank you that you provide rest and safety to your people. Help me to remember that when I’m tired and anxious. Amen.