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verse 23: “The fear of the LORD leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.”

“How do you sleep at night?” That’s the classic line uttered in the movies by the hero/victim to the villain, usually when the villain’s offenses have become known. A troubled conscience can interfere with a good night’s sleep.

Another line I’ve heard uttered goes something like “it may have been a hard decision to make, but I can sleep at night.” Usually that line is said by people who have agonized over tough choices, but are satisfied that they did the right thing.

When I read the above verse, I know that sleep can be interrupted by a variety of reasons. Christians and non-Christians can have difficulty sleeping. However, a guilty conscience should be one of the reasons that shouldn’t trouble the Christian who fears God and follows His will. They can sleep “satisfied, untouched by evil.”

Something to think about.

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