Jul 28, 2019
For God alone my soul waits in silence; from Him comes my salvation. 2 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. 3 How long will all of you attack a man to batter him, like a leaning wall, a tottering fence? 4 They only plan to thrust him down from his high position. They take pleasure in falsehood. They bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse. Selah 5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from Him. 6 He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. 7 On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. 8 Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah 9 Those of low estate are but a breath; those of high estate are a delusion; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath. 10 Put no trust in extortion; set no vain hopes on robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart on them. 11 Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God,12 and that to You, O Lord, belongs steadfast love. For You will render to a man according to his work.
He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. —Psalm 62:2
The psalmist calls God his “rock” three separate times in Psalm 62, expressing his security and confidence in the Lord. We will be using this image quite a few times this morning. We will declare that the man “who trusts in God’s unchanging love builds on a rock that naught can move” (If Thou But Suffer God To Guide Thee). Further, we explicitly identify that Rock with Christ (How Sweet The Name Of Jesus Sounds; Stricken, Smitten, And Afflicted), the “rock of our salvation.” After Pastor Brian preaches through the psalm, we’ll have a chance to sing it during communion, as we pray, “In the God and Rock of strength is my refuge most secure” (My Soul Waits In Expectation—Psalm 62). The service will close with two hymns in which we directly address our Rock: Rock Of Ages and Jesus, Lover Of My Soul. Both these hymns passionately beseech God for refuge, just as David does in Psalm 62. —Henry C. Haffner
Key Words: God, Wait, Rock, Salvation, Rest,
Keystone Verse: For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. (Psalm 62:5) Key Words: God, Wait, Rock, Salvation, Rest, Trust Keystone Verse: For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. (Psalm 62:5) Bulletin & Newsletter