Sunday, May 23, 2010

Project 4:4--Day One Hundred Twelve

Day One Hundred Twelve, Psalm 61-62, 64, 69

Psalm 62 is a beautiful one for so many reasons. God is so many things to David—his rock, his salvation, his fortress. David knows he will “never be shaken.” If nothing else, David knows two things that he states very matter-of-fact-ly:
1. God is strong.
2. God is loving.

My soul finds rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

How long will you assault a man?
Would all of you throw him down—
this leaning wall, this tottering fence?
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.

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
my hope comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honor depend on God;
He is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your hearts to him,
For God is our refuge.

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.
Do not trust in extortion
or take pride in stolen goods;
though your riches increase,
Do not set your heart on them.

One thing God has spoken,
two things I have heard:
that you, O God, are strong,
and that you, O God, are loving.
Surely you will reward each person
according to what he has done.

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