For if you keep his wisdom: Proverbs 3:23,24, Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble. When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
In both walking and sleeping there will be safety, fearlessness and peace to those who keep the wisdom of God, to those who obey the word of God.
For God himself places us in the protection of his everlasting arms.
For as it says in Deuteronomy 33:27, The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.
Can any better protection be found?
Turn to Psalm 91 and we will read this familiar passage.
Don't fall into the habit of turning off your ears when familiar passages are read.
There is a danger when this is done for familiarity breeds contempt and we do not want to be contemptuous of the word of God.
Go to sleep if you must when I speak my words, but when we read the word of God muster up every ounce of strength to pay attention!
Psalm 91:1-16, He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.
So son, choose God for your protector for in Him you will find all that you need or desire.
And if you make God your refuge you will desire that others also make God their refuge.
Can anyone withhold this safe place from another?
For great security is promised to believers in the midst of danger.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee.
This is true security.
For even in the midst of danger the one who is covered by the feathers of God and under his wings is protected by truth which is God's shield and buckler.