2 My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not allow your foot to slip or to be moved; He Who keeps you will not slumber.
The best reason we have to sleep well is that God NEVER does! We can cast our care on Him knowing that He is watching over us ALWAYS (1 Chronicles 16:9)! Verse 8:
8 The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.
The word "keep" is the Hebrew word "shamar", which means: to guard, to preserve, to observe, to watch and ward, to protect, to save life, to treasure up, to celebrate. How exciting to KNOW that the One, True God loves us so much that He sees us as treasures and celebrates our lives! He protects us and leads us into victory every time we obey His Word! Hallelujah!
2 John 1-3:
1 THE ELDERLY elder [of the church addresses this letter] to the elect (chosen) lady and her children, whom I truly love -- and not only I but also all who are [progressively] learning to recognize and know and understand the Truth -- 2 Because of the Truth which lives and stays on in our hearts and will be with us forever: 3 Grace (spiritual blessing), mercy, and [soul] peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ (the Messiah), the Father's Son, in all sincerity (truth) an love.
"Truth" is found in these verses 4 times! It is the Greek word "aleetheia", which means: what is true in any matter under consideration; in reality; that candor of mind which is free from affectation, pretense, simulation, falsehood, deceit. The Truth is vital to our living a successful life here on earth! Remember John 17:17?
17 Sanctify them [purify, consecrate, separate them for Yourself, make them holy] by the Truth; Your Word is Truth.
This is the same Greek word. It is the "Truth" of God's Word that sets us apart from the world, and the world's way of doing things! GOD'S WAY is ALWAYS the RIGHT Way! Here is a fun song! It is Hillsong Kids with "Jesus In My Life":
I found this in the Bible Exposition Commentary concerning these chapters of Ezekiel 9-10:
The people are doomed (Ezek 9-10)
This is the heart of Ezekiel's message, and it must have broken his heart to deliver it. Read the Book of Lamentations and see how thoroughly the Lord "dealt in fury" with His people. Jeremiah was an eyewitness of the destruction of Jerusalem, and what Ezekiel predicted, Jeremiah saw fulfilled.
God had warned the people time after time after time, but they refused to listen and obey His Word and His warnings! Now He was about to remove His presence from the nation. Even in this He was protecting them! If God had not removed them from the land, their sin would have destroyed it. The land was, and still IS, God's promise to the Jewish people! Don't believe the lies you hear from the media! The Jewish people are supposed to have a very much larger section of the land, and one day soon, HE WILL SEE TO IT! I would most definitely NOT want to be one who was even remotely involved with keeping from Israel what Almighty God declared as belonging to them, and Him! If you keep God's Covenants with man in mind as you study the Bible, everything will make so much more sense! God WANTS you to know!
Shalom in Him!