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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5511 safety
5511 safety

5511 safety

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.

God promises safety

To his people Dt 12:10 See also Dt 33:12,26-29; Ps 48:8; Jer 32:37-38; Zec 14:11; Ro 8:31

To those who trust in him Ps 91:9-10 See also Job 11:13-19; Ps 37:3; Pr 18:10; Pr 29:25

To those who obey him Lev 25:18-19 See also Lev 26:5; Pr 1:33; Pr 3:21-26; Pr 28:26

To those in need Job 5:11,15; Isa 14:30

But not to the wicked Job 5:4; Pr 28:18; Jer 12:12

Safety from enemies

Heb 13:6 See also Jos 10:21; Ps 3:5-6; Ps 12:7; Ps 31:20; Ps 78:53; Eze 28:26; Rev 3:10

Safety from dangers

Isa 43:2 See also Ps 23:4; Eze 34:25,28

Spiritual safety

1Jn 5:18 See also Ro 8:35-39; 2Ti 4:18; Rev 2:11

Safety in God alone

Ps 4:8 See also Zec 8:10

Safety in Jesus Christ Jn 17:12 See also Jer 23:5-6 pp Jer 33:15-16; Jn 10:11-15,28-30

Angels providing safety

Mt 4:6 pp Lk 4:10-11 See also Ge 19:16; Ge 48:15-16; Ex 23:20; Ps 91:11-12; Da 3:28; Da 6:22; Ac 5:19; Ac 12:11; Rev 7:2-3

Human responsibility for safety

Personal Pr 11:15; Jer 4:6; Jer 6:1; Mt 24:15-16 pp Mk 13:14 pp Lk 21:20-21; Ac 2:40; Ac 27:44

Family Ge 4:9; Ge 43:9; Ge 44:32; Mt 2:13

Friends 1Sa 20:12-13; 1Sa 22:22-23

Neighbours Ex 22:5-15

Officials Ne 2:7; Ac 23:24

Kings 1Ki 4:25; 2Ch 15:5,15; Pr 20:28

Pastors Heb 13:17 See also Jn 10:11-15; Ac 20:28; Php 3:1

Concern for safety

David for Absalom 2Sa 18:29,32

Mephibosheth for David 2Sa 19:24,30

Father for son Lk 15:27

Prayers for safety

Ps 16:1 See also Ex 33:15; Ezr 8:21-23; Job 30:15,20; Ps 17:8-9; Ps 19:13; Ps 27:4-5; Ps 119:29; Ps 140:1-4; Ps 141:8-10; Mt 6:13

Possible dangers inherent in safety

False security 1Th 5:3 See also Dt 29:19; 1Ki 22:27-28 pp 2Ch 18:26-27; Job 21:9,16-18; Eze 39:6; Da 8:25; Ob 3-4; Zep 2:15

Complacency Pr 1:32; Lk 12:16-21

Wickedness Jer 7:9-10; Eze 39:26

Perfect safety in God’s kingdom

Isa 11:6-10 See also Isa 2:4; Isa 65:25; Hos 2:18; Mic 4:3-4; Rev 7:16; Isa 49:10

See also

1320God as Saviour
2324Christ as Saviour
4354rock
5480protection
5490refuge
5828danger
5942security
6510salvation
6634deliverance
6738rescue
8104assurance
8131guidance, results

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