5 I laid
me down [shakab] and slept; [yashen] I
awaked; [quwts] for the LORD [Yahovah] sustained [camak] me. KJV-Interlinear
5 I lay
down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustains me. NASB
In the Psalm 1, we
learned that doctrine is the basis, foundation and source of our ultimate goal,
blessings, which God has prepared for each one of us.
In Psalm 2, we learned
that the second person of the Trinity, received the title, Son, in order to
accomplish Gods plan for all of creation and especially for humanity.
In Psalm 3, we have
already learned that trouble surrounds us. We are outnumbered by far, according
to worldly enemies. But despite being so outnumbered, God provides for us, a
shield, a defense, and a glory that all comes from Him.
We are nothing, but He
is everything, and in grace, He provides us with a phenomenal life for the mere
effort of believing in Him and learning His word.
Faith in Christ provides
salvation, and that is a single decision that lasts us forever.
spiritual maturity and is the means for achieving a completed life, within a
sphere of protection of which nothing and no one can remove from you.
Therefore, for the
person who is obedient to God, fulfills His mandates, namely conducts himself
in an orderly and consistent manner in studying the scriptures daily, learning
them, understanding them, utilizing them and adopting Gods will for ones daily
lifestyle, then this verse applies.
Whether you are awake and
conscious and aware (or not aware) of the things that are going on around you, or
asleep and therefore totally unaware of what is going on around you, then you
can rest assured and relax and sleep in peace and confidence, knowing that God
is watching over you.
God has a plan for your
life. You function in that plan, when you comply with His will (not your own)
for your life. Gods objective for your life is for you to receive blessings
(plural), which means that you are to have a completed life, which means that
you are to advance to spiritual maturity through conforming with His method for
growing up, not yours.
So long as you are
advancing in accordance with His will, then nothing, and no one can intervene
in your life, or prevent you from achieving Gods goal, for you.
That does not mean a
long life, but it does mean that the completeness of your life will be
achieved, and that will last you forever. You will never lose out on eternal
blessings. So you can live your life with calm and sleep in peace knowing that
God will guard your soul completely.