I will make them to lie down safely
IN CALM REPOSE
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 peace 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.
"Lord Dictated Them"