What the Bible Says About Our Sleep Needs
Bible Summary. Sleep needs includes giving God the time to do a work in us. Sleep is a time when God can reach our spiritual being and provide instruction and insight. Beware of sleep needs and remedies that are driven by the false comfort of material things or driven by the apathy of a meaningless existence. See below for Biblical advice and scriptures on sleep needs.
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Sleep Needs Includes Giving God the Time to Do a Work in You.
A good example of God doing a work in someone was when God created Eve out of Adam's rib. To do this God had to have complete control of Adam so He put Adam to sleep. Then God was able to do a complete work in Adam to create Eve.
See Scripture Commentary: Genesis 2:21 tells us how God put Adam to sleep in order to create Eve from Adam's rib.
Sleep Needs Include a Time For God to Give You Instructions and Insight.
When we sleep, we are in a spiritual state that is completely separated from the natural world. This is a time when God can reach our spiritual being and provide instruction and insight.
See Scripture Commentary: Job 33:15 tells us how God can communicate with us when we are asleep.
The Sleep Needs and False Comforts of the Spiritually Dead.
Beware of sleep needs and remedies that are driven by the false comfort of material things or driven by the apathy of a meaningless existence. Without God, whether we be asleep or awake, we lead ourselves from being spiritual dead to eternal death and damnation where we ultimately separate ourselves from God forever.
See Scripture Commentary: Ephesians 5:14 tells us to awake from our spiritual death and Christ will give us the light.