Psalm Chapter 4 – Chronological

Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him.

Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.

There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.

47 thoughts on “Psalm Chapter 4 – Chronological

  1. 7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

    8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.

    Proverbs 11:14
    Where no counsel is, the people fall:
    but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

    This made me think about as a child, when I was afraid I knew that I could run to my Mother and Father for security. There’s nothing safer than a fathers arms during times of chaos. The scriptures says “but in the multitude of counselors (mother, father, pastor) there ours safety” …. God has placed these counselors in our lives to guide us and help seek His will, BUT we must submit ourselves to their authority.

  2. Verse 6 CEV “There are some who ask, “Who will be good to us?” Let your kindness, Lord, shine brightly on us.” This verse reminded me of “The Blessing”:

    The Lord bless you and keep you
    Make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you
    The Lord turn His face toward you
    And give you peace

    May His favor be upon you
    And a thousand generations
    And your family and your children
    And their children, and their children
    May His favor be upon you
    And a thousand generations
    And your family and your children
    And their children, and their children

    May His presence go before you
    And behind you and beside you
    All around you and within you
    He is with you, He is with you
    In the morning, in the evening
    In your coming and your going
    In your weeping and rejoicing
    He is for you, He is for you

    As they say NO Jesus then NO peace; but, if you KNOW Jesus, then you will KNOW peace as verse 8 AMP says “In peace [and with a tranquil heart] I will both lie down and sleep, For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety and confident trust.”

  3. Psalm 4

    1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

    2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

    3 But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him.

    4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

    5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.

  4. 1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

    When you have a relationship that is real and full of intimacy with God, he will know your voice as you will know his. There are always factors that will become distractions that will affect your relationship with God. We have prioritize our list of items to where God is always first and never the last item on the list. We can not keep God in a box and only use him for emergencies. We have to have a daily walk and talk with Him through prayer. We have to be keen to his voice above anyone else that may speak in our lives. That is how God will hear you and rescue you in time of need. Nothing in this world matters more than having a relationship with the king of kings and the Lord of lords. We must live Jesus to be the example to give Jesus to anyone that will receive him.

  5. 4:4 stand in awe and sin not, commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still, Sela!.
    ——
    So, this is a command but also a reminder to myself
    Saying, that He DOES hear, that he IS aware
    That he WILL answer according to his will.
    And that I BETTER remember that if he HAS done it in the past, he CAN do it again.
    So, wait patiently unto the Lord. Replace negative thoughts (because that leads to sin….) for his word.
    He will deliver
    He will save
    He will forgive
    He will be merciful.
    🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏.
    👉🏼Meditate on these things.
    In Jesus name , amen.
    ——-
    Mmm my house smells wonderful 😀, who else is baking this morning.
    EVERYONE BE BLESSED!!!
    God is good.

  6. 7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

    8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.

    What else do I need but you God. Nothing else matters just you God. I can rest without a care in the world because of you God. Our God is so good to us that we shouldn’t have to have a worry in our hearts. We should be able to cast ALL our cares on him and just close our eyes and rest. So why are there so many people on sleeping pills??? Again, it all falls on the fact that WE NEED TO TRUST GOD!!!!! We need to be able to give it all to God and go to sleep. To be able to have a Peaceful, Good Night sleep, restful, and without a care in the world is the best reward God has for you; but you First must TRUST GOD with everything and now that GOD IS IN CONTROL!!!!!

  7. 7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
    8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.

    There’s something unique about this psalm and how it is written. Like the psalmist is almost encouraging and yet simultaneously charging every person, as he does, to have their unique relationship with God. When you lay your head down at night, your faced with a consequence of every action that you took that day, if you can lay your head down every night knowing that you followed the word of God and walked with him in obedience and that the lord gave you gladness, you can have peace, and knowing that it is the God of heaven and Earth that keeps you safe every night. There are many ways and things to consider when looking at this psalm but I relate to David more than any other character in the Bible because of his heart to do the things that God wants. It wasn’t because he was perfect, and it wasn’t because he did everything right, it was that he just wanted God. A man after God’s own heart

  8. 6 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
    7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
    8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.

    If anyone can first remember the feeling they got whenever they first receive the Holy Ghost did they know that every bit of this is true. Jesus made you feel like nothing you have ever done. Jesus has shown you love like no other person has ever shown you. There is almost immediately a feeling of safety and surety because of the Holy Ghost. That’s why we feel like theres peace, because it’s like God saying here I’m gonna wrap my arms around you and I’m not gonna let go. True deliverance comes from telling yourself I don’t wanna lose this feeling so I’m not gonna do anything that I was doing before, I feel so clean I feel so right that I’m not taking one step Into the path that I just left because if I do that’s it it’s over. Jesus will give you a peace of mind a peace of heart, He wants to protect you and he will love you for eternity

  9. 3 But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him.
    4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

    We are called and set apart. It is our job to maintain that holy separation. Just this last Friday night, a new youth attended and said they appreciated how our young people maintained this. At their other church, their friends would use foul language and completely change how they acted once they were out of sight. I thank God we have young people who realize holiness is a must. To be separated and recognized as so, is an honor and is pleasing to the Lord.

  10. 1. Answer my prayers, O True God, the righteous, who makes me right. I was hopelessly surrounded, and You rescued me. Once again hear me; hide me in Your favor; bring victory in defeat and hope in hopelessness.

    5. From this day forward, offer to God the right sacrifice from a heart made right by God. Entrust yourself to the Eternal. Voice

    It may look like I’m surrounded
    But I’m surrounded by You
    It may look like I’m surrounded
    But I’m surrounded by You

    This is how I fight my battles
    This is how I fight my battles…

  11. “Why is everyone hungry for more? “More, more,” they say. “More, more.” I have God’s more-than-enough, More joy in one ordinary day Why is everyone hungry for more? “More, more,” they say. “More, more.” I have God’s more-than-enough, More joy in one ordinary day Than they get in all their shopping sprees. At day’s end I’m ready for sound sleep, For you, GOD, have put my life back together.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭4:6-8‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    Hallelujah!!! To effortlessly seeking satisfaction from this world will cost you everything! Your spiritual life lost and never satisfied. Smh!!! That is not living. But it’s when you surrender totally unto GOD, then that’s living❤️❤️❤️

    Life, peace, joy, healing, and a sound mind only comes from Him alone!
    ““Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.””
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28-30‬ ‭MSG‬‬

  12. Psalms 4:8 (VOICE)
    “Tonight, I will sleep securely on a bed of peace because I trust You, You alone, O Eternal One, will keep me safe.”

    There’s nothing like the PEACE of God in your life. It’s when we truly put our TRUST in Him for all things in our life, and know that He is watching over us and will keep us safe.
    Thank You JESUS for Your PEACE. It’s a PEACE that passeth all understanding.
    Phil. 4:7, “And the PEACE of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

  13. thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

    He has enlarged me.
    When we go through hard times it is to destroy us but to grow us. As babies grow they learn to walk but after they fall first and learn how not to fall. The same is in our walk with God it is the same we start in are walk we fall and learn what not to do and what to do.
    God is here walking with us teaching us and willing to guild us through hard times we just need to ask.

  14. LIVE – GIVE JESUS
    REASON TO PRAY

    3 But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him.

    The LORD hath set apart him that is Godly for himself. Many are called but few are chosen. GOD has an obvious selection process that does not include talent, pedigree, experience, riches, resources or popularity. Those the LORD hath set apart are GODLY. They have respect for and are attentive to choices that please the LORD.

    The PEACE and HOPE that motivate this GODLY life is the fact that when I call on my LORD, he will hear. Daily examination is important to GODLY living. GODLY living is imperative to be set apart or selected by GOD.

    When we LIVE JESUS (live godly) we have this PROMISE from the LORD. HE will HEAR when I call. GO Pray!

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iLive
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  15. I love Jesus with all my heart and I need him all the time. My daily walk with my saviour keeps me saved. Jesus will give you rest and daily direction for your life.

  16. Psalms 4
    8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.

    Everyone wants to feel safe.
    What is the new good bye today ?
    Stay safe.

    David pens it so well . He has probably been literally exhausted from all his life’s ups and downs and the chaos he has found himself in and even placed himself in . Yet he knows he can lay down in peace and his sleep will come . His test for his Be Safe is right in the midst of God’s care .
    Take a child at night they need the assurance that they are safe . Oh that we are reminded that in God there is rest and there is safety .
    Fear hath torment and it is imperative that we the children of God can find peace and safety within our Father’s arms. Thank you Jesus .

    Psalms
    “But I have stilled and quieted my soul;
    like a weaned6 child with its mother,
    like a weaned child is my soul within me.” (131:2)

  17. 3 But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him.

    God knows those who are dedicated to Him and will listen to their prayers.

  18. 7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
    8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.

    Thank you Jesus for your promises.

  19. Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent. Offer sacrifices in the right spirit, and trust the Lord.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭4:4-5‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    With the ungodliness around him, David had reason to be angry but he had no reason to sin. He reminds himself to not sin in his anger, and to find comfort in meditation before the LORD.

  20. 8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.

    Money cannot buy happiness and there is no amount of money that can buy the sweet peace, and knowing that God gives knowing that we are safe in Him is like the cherry on top.

  21. 3 But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him.

    This declaration comes after a hard question that was asked to a backsliden people. How long will you be this way?

    Why is this question relevant today? Because of the statement in vs 3. You need to understand that God has a plan for your life. He has called you to be set apart, in other words, to be sanctified for Him because he has a purpose for your life.

  22. Ps :4-8 [ amp] In peace I will both lie down and sleep , for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust.
    1 Peter 5:7 [ amp] Casting the whole of your care
    [ all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.
    Nothing compares to the Lord sweet peace.
    He holds his in his hands.
    Thank you Jesus for your peace.

  23. 7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

    Only God can give you true gladness. You have never felt joy until you’ve felt the joy of the Lord. There is no peace like the peace God can give you. We must learn to follow God with all of our heart. We cannot lean to our own understanding.

    A true gladness comes from within and only God can do that. It is a feeling like no other. The enemy will try to come in and take that away from you. However, God has given his people the power to go against the enemy’s tactics. Stay strong, be vigilant and God will help you to make it through.

  24. 1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

    We always pray when we are in distress and must also pray when we are at peace. It’s not about us but about others so they too can experience the peace of God. I daily bring my loved ones before the Lord before bringing any need to him that I may have. My needs can wait, but loved ones need him now. Thank you Lord for hearing my prayers.

  25. “You have put joy in my heart, More than [others know] when their wheat and new wine have yielded abundantly.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    Give me Jesus! I’ll take His joy in my heart over anything this world could offer. His joy will always lead us s to increased strength and peace in our lives. His joy allows us to feel content rather than complacent.

    I am thankful for the joy of the Lord and thankful it is available for everyone! I pray we step into the joy of the Lord everyday insomuch that it overflows to those around us!

  26. 8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.

    As we lie down and go to sleep, we need to keep in mind that, everything will be ok. We must have tranquility as we lie down and sleep. This is the confidence we need to have in God, that everything will be ok. He will preserve us, because His promises are real, He has promised us not to leave us nor forsake us. Trust in the Lord with all your heart.

  27. God puts a major amount of joy in my heart. I look forward to be at church with our wonderful church family. Pastor’s preaching increases my joy. Talking about our Lord brings me great joy! Watching Christian movies brings me much joy. Our worship group at church brings me a lot of joy. Having Lord Jesus in my heart IS GREAT JOY! Thank you Jesus for this joyous day.

  28. iLove the Kingdom of Jesus
    2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

    The word “leasing” is from a Hebrew word that means “falsehood”. God hates lying and falsehood in every form and fashion. When we take the Lord’s name in vain in these ways it turns his Glory into shame. God is light and truth and there is no falsehood in him. The devil was a lier from the beginning.

  29. Psalms 4:8
    In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O  lord, will keep me safe.

    You can’t find peace and safety in this world. Its only in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Thank you Jesus

    You Are My Hiding Place” by Selah

    You are my hiding place
    You always fill my heart
    With songs of deliverance
    Whenever I am afraid
    I will trust in You

    I will trust in You
    Let the weak say
    I am strong
    In the strength of the Lord

    You are my hiding place
    You always fill my heart
    With songs of deliverance
    Whenever I am afraid
    I will trust in You

    I will trust in You
    Let the weak say I am strong
    In the strength of the Lord
    I will trust in you

  30. 2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

    3 But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him.

    Gods good name “Jesus” and His reputation or righteousness does not change even if it’s used in vain.
    For He is the same yesterday, today and forever. However, He is illuminating the fact that their are some that continue to sink in lies and false accusations. All of those attribute to the turning of their minds and hearts from God. All the while God is observing this behavior and asking “How long” are they going to continue doing so. He is not asking because he doesn’t know but because they need a wake up call.

    The Lord is looking for a people will recognize their wrong doing, repent and turn back to Him. He is setting apart those that love godliness to himself. Those who step out of darkness will rejoice and have peace in his marvelous light. When we call out to our Father in times of trouble He will hear us and keep us.

  31. “Answer me when I call to you, O God who declares me innocent. Free me from my troubles. Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.”(‭‭Psalms‬ ‭4:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

    The Lord will always be there for his children when we call on him even when we struggle to trust in him with our faith being tested. The Lord loves us more then we can imagine or think of ourselves. The Lord sees under all the dirt he sees a innocent life that he can use to give him the glory. When the Lord says he will bring us through we have to stand firm on what he has promised us for he will never lie.

  32. 3 But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him.

    God hears our prayer when we call upon him, he knows ours needs before we ask him for his blessings.

  33. The difference in happiness and joy

    7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

    Happiness is defined by circumstances. I am not happy when things aren’t going my way but I still have the joy of the Lord that holds me up. Some ask how can you stay happy in that situation and the truth is I’m not happy with the situation but my joy is built deeper than any situation. The joy of the Lord is my strength. The gladness in my heart is not contingent upon anything in this world.

  34. 5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.
    Often maintaining a right standing with the Lord requires making a sacrifice, which can be accomplished when we fully trust the Lord.

  35. 7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

    He knows us and knows our hearts and desires. In all the things that the world has to offer, there is nothing that can compare to what the Lord offers us.

  36. “You can be sure of this: The Lord set apart the godly for himself. The Lord will answer when I call to him. Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent. Interlude”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭4:3-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    https://www.bible.com/116/psa.4.3-4.nlt

    Are you saved? We must maintain holy and not fall in the hands of the devil because of our anger. Think about his words, and promise when mad and feel tempted.

  37. 6 Many people say, “Who will show us better times?” Let your face smile on us, Lord. 7 You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.
    Psalm 4: 6-7 NLT

    O Lord there is no one like you, there is no one else in the world that gives us great joy or peace or love like you do. You fill us with gladness daily you pour your wonderful spirit on us you fill us daily. When we walk into your presence there is nothing better than feeling your spirit and presence. Let the Lord guide you for he knows what’s best for each of us, he knows our hearts and our minds. God is our joy, our peace, and our strength. Let us spread the joy of the Lord let us show that there is greater things to come let us spread the word of the Lord.

  38. Psalm 4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.

    Lord God, I look solely to you for my security. There is no better place to find it.

  39. 5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.

    As we praise God we should be praising him for what we have asked because he knows when the time will be right to start working on what we need. Because most of the time it’s not what we want that will be given to us it’s what we need.

  40. “Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭4:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Just like a parent knows the cry of each of their children regardless of where they maybe, the same is for god. He knows our voice. All we have to do is open up our mouth and lift our hands to himself there is that saying a closed mouth doesn’t get fed. We want the blessings of god however we don’t want to open up our mouth and say anything. Do not be afraid and know that every-time you open your mouth god heard you and knows your voice.

  41. 1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

    “. . . Hear me when I call, O God . . . have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer. . . “. When we are in dyer need of an answered prayer or in a stressful situation our simple prayers turn to begging such as this.

    4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

    And once walking into His great presence, it is so easy to pause and stand in awe, to be completely still and just bask at His wonder.

    7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
    8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.

    And yet He gives us joy and gladness, He gives us peace to sleep, and always protects us and keeps us safe.

  42. “How long will you people refuse to respect me? You love foolish things, and you run after what is worthless.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭4:2‬ ‭CEV‬‬

    At some point we have to grow up not only in the sense of putting away childish things and becoming an adult but also spiritually. We need to stop chasing wild ideas and things if this world and start pursuing God and His kingdom. There is never a time like the present to set childish things aside and begin chasing after God.

  43. 6 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

    I pray the Light of Your Face shine on us today, Lord. I bless Your Name.

  44. Psalm 4
    6 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
    7 Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

    2Chronacols 7:14 “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
    Lord this day I repent for the sins of my country. from the Highest office in the Land and the president cabinet. From the Pastors who council him for all have sinned and have fallen short. I repent for the deeds of the congress and the senate on both isles. I repent for 60,000,000 +babies murdered and you hear their cry’s. I repent for laws of the land that makes a loud statement saying that there are no absolutes even in marriage choices. I repent for myself ; sins of thought , word, and deed. Let your Light shine on the this Nation again and forgive all of us as individuals. Amen.

  45. 8In peace I will lie down and sleep,
    for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe.

    What a great feeling it when go to bed, that you’ll wake in the morning. God will wake you up, and keep you safe. No worries, for you have prayed prior to going to sleep, knowing God is with you all night.

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