Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | June 19, 2016

“My soul waits in silence for God only; … He only is my rock and my salvation”

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm chapter 62.

“My soul waits in silence for God only;
From Him is my salvation.
2 He only is my rock and my salvation,
My stronghold;  I shall not be greatly shaken.

3 How long will you assail a man,
That you may murder him, all of you,
Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?
4 They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position;
They delight in falsehood;
They bless with their mouth,
But inwardly they curse.  Selah.

5 My soul, wait in silence for God only,
For my hope is from Him.
6 He only is my rock and my salvation,
My stronghold;  I shall not be shaken.
7 On God my salvation and my glory rest;
The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.
8 Trust in Him at all times, O people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us.  Selah.

9 Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie;
In the balances they go up;
They are together lighter than breath.
10 Do not trust in oppression
And do not vainly hope in robbery;
If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.

11 Once God has spoken;
Twice I have heard this:
That power belongs to God;
12 And lovingkindness is Yours, O Lord,
For You recompense a man according to his work.”    Psalm chapter 62.

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A sermon can seem like a NASCAR race:  too much noise and confusion, too long, and you never know who is going to be in the lead.

Today’s Scripture provides a sharp contrast.  

There is silence.  “My soul, wait in silence for God only”  Verses 1 and 5.  There is rest.  Verse 7.  “I shall not be greatly shaken”.  Verse 6.  

There is short simplicity.  “Once God has spoken;  Twice I have heard this:  That power belongs to God;”  Verse 11.

There is Savior Who leads all the way.  “He only is my rock and my salvation”.  Verses 2 and 6.  “Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie”.  Verse 9.

“My soul waits in silence for God only;
From Him is my salvation.
2 He only is my rock and my salvation,
My stronghold;  I shall not be greatly shaken.”  Verses 1-2.


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