Morning Piety: How A Private Man Must Begin the Morning with Piety – Meditations for the Morning – 4

From Bayly.

4. Remember that Almighty God is about thy bed, and seeth thy down-lying, and thy up-rising; under-standeth thy thoughts, and is acquainted with all thy ways (Psal. cxxxix. 2, 3.) Remember likewise that his holy angels, who guarded and watched over thee all night, do also behold how thou wakest and risest (Gen. xxxi. 55; xxxii. 1, 2.) Do all things, therefore, as in the awful presence of God, and in the sight of his holy angels (Psal. xci. 5, 11; Acts xii. 11.)


Ps. 139:2, 3  2Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising; Thou understandest my thought afar off.  3Thou searchest out my path and my lying down, And art acquainted with all my ways.

Gen. 31:55  And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed and returned unto his place.

Gen. 32:1,2  1And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.  2And Jacob said when he saw them, This is God’s host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

Ps. 91:5, 11  5Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night, Nor for the arrow that flieth by day;  11 For he will give his angels charge over thee, To keep thee in all thy ways.

Ac. 12:11  And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a truth, that the Lord hath sent forth his angel and delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.