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

  • Sandra adriance on Psalms 62
    When all your ways fail you He will carry you!!!
  • Robert DeHaan on Psalms 62
    We live in a world of Satan s distractions, as the Bible tells us he is the prince of the air. This age of digital technology, Quantum Computers, information overload from cell phones to IPads. Talk of faster speeding of that information. To what end? It distracts most of the population from reading the Word of God. We need to fix our eyes on God daily. Praise Him who created all things.
  • JoAnn - in Reply on Psalms 62
    What a true statement, if every there was one! Satan has deceived most in that technology is better than anything GOD could give however what most don't know is that GOD owns everything. Remember Job and Peter, where God allowed Satan to 'sift' them. Christians MUST stay in God's word, so we can know. The Book of Proverbs is WISDOM, and prevalent for today's living. Thank you!
  • Preach on Psalms 62
    All our confidence and trust should be placed in God. Do not trust in worldly things or man. Its our duty to cheerfully give up ourselves and all affairs to His will and wisdom trusting in God with a fixed heart. In preparing our souls for God we should constantly depend upon Him.Meditation and prayer are blessed means of strengthening faith and hope to the Rock of our Salvation.
  • Brianna vs. 8 on Psalms 62
    I appreciate how God is a source of comfort for us at all times. When we feel like we can not talk to anyone else about our problems, God encourages us to pour out our hearts to him in prayer. When can be open and honest with our God Jehovah and he will listen to us. This reminds me that we do not have to carry burdens on our own. We can always turn to God for help.
  • Patty Tozi on Psalms 62
    Jesus, l want my words to others and my actions l show others to match your word. I fall short, but my desire is to grow more consistant with each day. Help me, please, so that everyone watching my life will be drawn to you. Father, give me the courage to live for what matters most. YOU!!!!!
  • Karen Wallace on Psalms 62
    God is always our refuge ! He is the answer to all of our troubles! Just know that we all have access to Him to ask for help so lets activate our access!
  • Vanessa on Psalms 62
    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 on Psalms 62
    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 on Psalms 62
    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


 

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