Psalm 62 is a meditation on the true source of security and strength, emphasizing the importance of relying solely on God. The psalmist, possibly David, advocates for waiting quietly before God, who is described as a rock, fortress, and the only genuine source of safety. Although people and worldly pursuits may seem appealing, they're seen as insufficient when it comes to providing real, lasting security. The chapter calls readers to reflect on where they place their trust and encourages them to seek God not just as a protector but also as the ultimate arbiter of justice and love. The psalm paints a picture of serene confidence, urging us to let go of our earthly concerns and burdens, and to find rest and reassurance in God alone.

Psalms 62

1  (To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.) Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.

2  He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.

3  How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.

4  They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

5  My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

6  He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.

7  In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

8  Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

9  Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

10  Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

11  God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.

12  Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.

End of Psalms 62

1 Year Plan:  May 31 - 2 Kgs 8, 2 Kgs 9,  Ps 62 [next day]

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