The Bible tells us to humbly accept the word planted in us, which can save us (Jas 1:21). David was a man after God’s own heart (1 Sam 13:14; Acts 13:22), but he knew well the temptation this world offers humans to trust in anything other than God. In Psalm 62, David states the truth about God concerning himself (vv 1-2). Then, he: encourages his own soul to heed this truth (vv 5-6), encourages others to personally engage this truth (v 8), and reminds all to remember this truth comes from God’s own word – God is strong and God is loving to keep His promise of reward (vv 11-12).
My soul finds rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from him.
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
3 How long will you assault a man?
Would all of you throw him down—
this leaning wall, this tottering fence?
4 They fully intend to topple him
from his lofty place;
they take delight in lies.
With their mouths they bless,
but in their hearts they curse. Selah
5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
my hope comes from him.
6 He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
7 My salvation and my honor depend on God;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
8 Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge. Selah
9 Lowborn men 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 take pride in stolen goods;
though your riches increase,
do not set your heart on them.
11 One thing God has spoken,
two things have I heard:
that You, O God, are strong,
12 and that You, O Lord, are loving.
Surely You will reward each person
according to what he has done (Psa 62).
Peace to you, in stating the truth about God, in feeding your own soul with it, and in sharing this truth with others –