Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Psalm 62

One of the blessings of our recent Tasmanian Women's camp was hearing Margaret Thatcher give a Bible Talk on Psalm 62. It was such an encouragement to hear that the Lord is Loving and the Lord is Strong, not just strong or just loving, but both loving and strong. In Him we find both rest and refuge.
Psalm 62

New International Version (NIV)

For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.

1 Truly my soul finds rest in God;
my salvation comes from him.
2 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

3 How long will you assault me?
Would all of you throw me down—
this leaning wall, this tottering fence?
4 Surely they intend to topple me
from my lofty place;
they take delight in lies.
With their mouths they bless,
but in their hearts they curse.

5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
my hope comes from him.
6 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
7 My salvation and my honor depend on God;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
8 Trust in him at all times, you people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.

9 Surely the lowborn are but a breath,
the highborn are but a lie.
If weighed on a balance, they are nothing;
together they are only a breath.
10 Do not trust in extortion
or put vain hope in stolen goods;
though your riches increase,
do not set your heart on them.

11 One thing God has spoken,
two things I have heard:
“Power belongs to you, God,
12 and with you, Lord, is unfailing love”;
and, “You reward everyone
according to what they have done.”

Psalm 62 is a beautiful new song that we learnt during the weekend, by Stuart Townsend. What a great way to worship and praise our God and to have the words of scripture committed to memory...May it be a blessing to your hearts as it has been to ours.