Wednesday, August 25, 2010

How Soft Is Your Pillow?

There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience. ~ French Proverb

Seems like some good food for thought doesn't it? It also sounds like something  you would hear your grandma tell you. Good ol' grandma, she always had something smart to say.

But perhaps this isn't just some great, witty french proverb or just good grandmotherly advice. Could it be that this is also Biblical?

Psalm 4:4
4 In your anger do not sin;
when you are on your beds,
search your hearts and be silent.

Here we find some godly advice on how to improve your quality of sleep. I knew the Bible covered most of everything but sleep habits as well?!
What this scripture is trying to tell us is very similar to the french proverb. That laying on your bed at the end of the day is the perfect time to search your heart and see how you did.
Did you sin in your anger?
How about when that co-worker stole your idea and you lost that much needed promotion?
Or how about when that person cut you off in traffic on the way home?
Psalm 4:4 reminds us that we need to be thinking more often about how we act and react in our daily lives. It reminds us that we need to search our hearts and be silent, thinking about how we can improve our witness as well as our quality of sleep!
Be Blessed!

1 comment:

  1. The question, "Do you sin in your anger" actually made me laugh out loud... ummm... a big ole YES... cant even try to make excuses on that one... OUCH!