Proverbs 3:24 (Mini Sermon)Submitted by Pastor Chad Wagner on Thursday, December 12, 2019.
24. Pro 3:24 - "When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet." A. When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: i. There are a few reasons that possessing wisdom causes us to not be afraid when we lie down. a. Wisdom teaches us to have faith in God which is the antidote to fear (Psa 56:3-4). b. Wisdom teaches us to be honest in our dealings (1Th 4:11-12) so that we don't have a guilty conscience keeping us awake a night. c. Wisdom teaches us to keep our lives simple so that we are not stressed when we lie down to sleep (Ecc 5:12). d. Wisdom teaches us to stay away from dangerous places and people (Pro 1:10-19). e. Wisdom teaches us to live within our means so that we don't have money fears keeping us up at night (Pro 21:20). ii. When your life is lived according to God's wisdom, you will look forward to going to bed and not rather lamenting "would God it were morning!" (Deut 28:67). B. yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. i. Wisdom teaches us to work hard (Rom 12:11) which makes for sweet sleep (Ecc 5:12). ii. God gives his beloved sleep (Psa 127:2).