Teen Daily Bible Study


In Calm Repose

"I will make them to lie down safely"   (Hosea 2:18).

Yes, the saints are to have peace. The passage from which this gracious word is
taken speaks of peace "with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of
heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground." This is peace with earthly
enemies, with mysterious evils, and with little annoyances! Any of these might
keep us from lying down, but none of them shall do so. The LORD will quite
destroy those things which threaten His people: "I will break the bow and the
sword, and the battle out of the earth." Peace will be profound indeed when all
the instruments of disquiet are broken to pieces.

With this pace will come rest, "So he giveth his beloved sleep." Fully supplied
and divinely quieted, believers lie down in calm repose. This rest will be a
safe one. It is one thing to lie down but quite another "to lie down safely." We
are brought to the land of promise, the house of the Father, the chamber of
love, and the bosom of Christ: surely we may now "lie down safely." It is safer
for a believer to lie down in peace than to sit up and worry.

"He maketh me to lie down in green pastures," We never rest till the Comforter
makes us lie down.