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1 To the chiefe musician, to Ieduthun, A Psalme of Dauid. Truely my soule waiteth vpon God: from him commeth my saluation.

2 He onely is my rocke and my saluation: he is my defence, I shall not be greatly moued.

3 How long wil ye imagine mischiefe against a man? ye shall be slaine all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.

4 They onely consult to cast him downe from his excellency, they delight in lies: they blesse with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

5 My soule, wait thou onely vpon God: for my expectation is from him.

6 He onely is my rocke and my saluation; he is my defence; I shall not bee moued.

7 In God is my saluation, and my glorie: the rocke of my strength, and my refuge is in God.

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

9 Surely men of low degree are vanitie, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the ballance, they are altogether lighter then vanitie.

10 Trust not in oppression, become not vaine in robberie: if riches increase, set not your heart vpon them.

11 God hath spoken once; twice haue I heard this, that power belongeth vnto God.

12 Also vnto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercie: for thou renderest to euery man according to his worke.

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Commentary for Psalms 62

David's confidence in God. (1-7) No trust to be put in worldly things. (8-12)

1-7 We are in the way both of duty and comfort, when our souls wait upon God; when we cheerfully give up ourselves, and all our affairs, to his will and wisdom; when we leave ourselves to all the ways of his providence, and patiently expect the event, with full satisfaction in his goodness. See the ground and reason of this dependence. By his grace he has supported me, and by his providence delivered me. He only can be my Rock and my salvation; creatures are nothing without him, therefore I will look above them to him. Trusting in God, the heart is fixed. If God be for us, we need not fear what man can do against us. David having put his confidence in God, foresees the overthrow of his enemies. We have found it good to wait upon the Lord, and should charge our souls to have such constant dependence upon him, as may make us always easy. If God will save my soul, I may well leave every thing else to his disposal, knowing all shall turn to my salvation. And as David's faith in God advances to an unshaken stedfastness, so his joy in God improves into a holy triumph. Meditation and prayer are blessed means of strengthening faith and hope.

8-12 Those who have found the comfort of the ways of God themselves, will invite others into those ways; we shall never have the less for others sharing with us. the good counsel given is, to trust wholly in God. We must so trust in him at all times, as not at any time to put that trust in ourselves, or in any creature, which is to be put in him only. Trust in him to guide us when in doubt, to protect us when in danger, to supply us when in want, to strengthen us for every good word and work. We must lay out wants and our wishes before him, and then patiently submit our wills to his: this is pouring out our hearts. God is a refuge for all, even for as many as will take shelter in him. The psalmist warns against trusting in men. The multitude, those of low degree, are changeable as the wind. The rich and noble seem to have much in their power, and lavish promises; but those that depend on them, are disappointed. Weighed in the balance of Scripture, all that man can do to make us happy is lighter than vanity itself. It is hard to have riches, and not to trust in them if they increase, though by lawful and honest means; but we must take heed, lest we set our affections unduly upon them. A smiling world is the most likely to draw the heart from God, on whom alone it should be set. The consistent believer receives all from God as a trust; and he seeks to use it to his glory, as a steward who must render an account. God hath spoken as it were once for all, that power belongs to him alone. He can punish and destroy. Mercy also belongs to him; and his recompensing the imperfect services of those that believe in him, blotting out their transgressions for the Redeemer's sake, is a proof of abundant mercy, and encourages us to trust in him. Let us trust in his mercy and grace, and abound in his work, expecting mercies from him alone.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 62

  • Vanessa
    I trust in God only, seek his mercy and his will to be done in your life. Pray to him earnestly with all your heart, about everything , your needs as well , seek his will to be done, dont seek the will of man, for they are so corrupt with their own ideas, they pollute and corrupt the truth for their own gain. They promote sinful ways for gain, but they cant give forgiveness. Seek truth, love God
  • RW
    One of the hardest things for believers to do, is to wait on God, for His direction.We must not go ahead, or lag behind l: we must must move when the 'pillar of cloud by day', or the 'pillar of fire by night', is beginning to move! Blessings, RW
  • Lady A
    We must Trust GOD, with all of the turmoil that's going on in the world GOD is not pleased. From the Government, you can Trust that a shift is about to take place. In his word he said the Government will rest upon his shoulder. Hallelujah to the Lamb of GOD
  • Joan McKenzie
    God is our refuge n fortress in time of trouble.
  • Randy
    another wonderful passage reminding of God's strength and His Word explaining clearly that we must go to Him for strength and protection
  • A disciple
    "Truly my soul waits upon God: from him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved." Waiting upon God implies being prepared and ready in a condition worthy of Him who is about to come. People prepare themselves for important meetings and interviews and do all they know how to be ready to present themselves best. How much more should we!

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