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Psalm 62

Psalm 62

For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.

Truly my soul finds rest in God;
    my salvation comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

How long will you assault me?
    Would all of you throw me down—
    this leaning wall, this tottering fence?
Surely they intend to topple me
    from my lofty place;
    they take delight in lies.
With their mouths they bless,
    but in their hearts they curse.

Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
    my hope comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honor depend on God;
    he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in him at all times, you people;
    pour out your hearts to him,
    for God is our refuge.

Surely the lowborn are but a breath,
    the highborn are but a lie.
If weighed on a balance, they are nothing;
    together they are only a breath.
10 Do not trust in extortion
    or put vain hope in stolen goods;
though your riches increase,
    do not set your heart on them.

11 One thing God has spoken,
    two things I have heard:
“Power belongs to you, God,
12     and with you, Lord, is unfailing love”;
and, “You reward everyone
    according to what they have done.”
(Psalm 62, NIV)

Let’s take some time to listen as King David pours out his heart to the Lord:

  • Quiet confidence – in Him
  • Rest (v. 1) – in Him
  • Protection (fortress, v. 2, 6) – in Him
  • Hope (v. 5) – in Him
  • Trust (v. 8) – in Him
  • Our confidante, our “listening ear” (we can pour out our hearts, v. 8) – in HIm
  • Power to set things right (v. 11) – in Him
  • Love (v. 12) – in HIm
  • Blessing (reward, v. 12) – in Him

David wrote about a God he knew but had never seen.

We see all of David’s references to God fulfilled in God made flesh among us – Jesus Christ.

Take some time to re-read this psalm, seeing all references to God in Jesus, and making this your own prayer.

May verse 8 be your watchword, your “carry-with-you” verse for the day:

I trust in Jesus at all times;
    I pour out my heart to Jesus,
    for Jesus is my refuge.


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