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Being free from danger or harm. God promises to keep his people from all lasting spiritual and physical danger; he requires, however, that his people act responsibly.

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God promises safety

To his people

Deuteronomy 12:10 KJV 1900
But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the Lord your God giveth you to inherit, and when he giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in safety;
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To those who trust in him

Psalm 91:9–10 KJV 1900
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.
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To those who obey him

Leviticus 25:18–19 KJV 1900
Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety. And the land shall yield her fruit, and ye shall eat your fill, and dwell therein in safety.
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To those in need

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But not to the wicked

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Safety from enemies

Hebrews 13:6 KJV 1900
So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
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Perfect safety in God’s kingdom

Isaiah 11:6–10 KJV 1900
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, And the leopard shall lie down with the kid; And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; Their young ones shall lie down together: And the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, And the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, As the waters cover the sea. And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, Which shall stand for an ensign of the people; To it shall the Gentiles seek: And his rest shall be glorious.
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Safety from dangers

Isaiah 43:2 KJV 1900
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; Neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
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Spiritual safety

1 John 5:18 KJV 1900
We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
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Safety in God alone

Psalm 4:8 KJV 1900
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: For thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.
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Safety in Jesus Christ

John 17:12 KJV 1900
While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
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Angels providing safety

Matthew 4:6 KJV 1900
And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
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Human responsibility for safety

Personal

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Family

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Friends

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Neighbours

Exodus 22:5–15 KJV 1900
If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, and shall feed in another man’s field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution. If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field, be consumed therewith; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution. If a man shall deliver unto his neighbour money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man’s house; if the thief be found, let him pay double. If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the judges, to see whether he have put his hand unto his neighbour’s goods. For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbour. If a man deliver unto his neighbour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it: Then shall an oath of the Lord be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour’s goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good. And if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof. If it be torn in pieces, then let him bring it for witness, and he shall not make good that which was torn. And if a man borrow ought of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good. But if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be an hired thing, it came for his hire.

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Kings

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Pastors

Hebrews 13:17 KJV 1900
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
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Concern for safety

David for Absalom

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Mephibosheth for David

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Father for son

Luke 15:27 KJV 1900
And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.

Prayers for safety

Psalm 16:1 KJV 1900
Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.
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Possible dangers inherent in safety

False security

1 Thessalonians 5:3 KJV 1900
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
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Complacency

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Wickedness

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