Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still (silently wait). Selah Psalm 4:4b
We know well enough how to keep outward silence, and to hush our spoken words, but we know little of interior silence. It consists in hushing our idle, restless, wandering imagination, in quieting the promptings of our worldly minds, and in suppressing the crowd of unprofitable thoughts which excite and disturb the soul. Francois de Salignac Fenelon, 1651-1715, French theologian, author
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And put your trust in the Lord. Psalm 4:5
In spite of internal conflict, elect, embrace and execute what is right while confidently relying on God to handle the repercussions.
Many are asking, "Who can show us any good?" Let the light of your face shine upon us, O Lord. Psalm 4:6
Christians often look to man for help and counsel, and mar the noble simplicity of their reliance upon their God. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92, British Reformed Baptist, highly influential amongst Christians of different denominations
You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound. Psalm 4:7
May God replace my envy with the overcoming joy.
(written when David was on the run and food and safe drink were scarce)
I will lie down (voluntarily giving up any guardianship) and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8
If there be anything that is capable of setting the soul in a large place it is absolute abandonment to God. It diffuses in the soul a peace that flows like a river and the righteousness which is as the waves of the sea. Francois Fenelon 1651–1715
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