We wonder why we need a double promise. If we have rest from our enemies, doesn’t that also mean that we will have security?
One explanation is that there are two things a nation needs – rest from external enemies, and security from the internal problems that ruffle national stability.
If you ask which threat is the greater – external or internal – the answer is “Both!”
It’s not only a question for nations. In the microcosm of the local community there is the same dichotomy… and even in the life of the individual.