Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Good Night Scriptures
I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.
2 Samuel 14:17
"And now your servant says, 'May the word of my lord the king bring me rest, for my lord the king is like an angel of God in discerning good and evil. May the LORD your God be with you.' "
About Benjamin he said: "Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders."
I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
Even while you sleep among the campfires, the wings of my dove are sheathed with silver, its feathers with shining gold."
when you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
The LORD replied, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."
"Yet if you devote your heart to him and stretch out your hands to him, if you put away the sin that is in your hand and allow no evil to dwell in your tent, then you will lift up your face without shame; you will stand firm and without fear. You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by. Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning. You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety. You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid, and many will court your favor.
I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay. You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.
The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
… he said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest."
for anyone who enters God's rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his.
And my favorite:
In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.
Once again, all Scriptures are NIV