Psalm 62

It’s time for the 62nd Psalm in our Saturdays in the Psalms series. What strikes you? What challenges or comforts you? Let’s read and share together.


 

Psalm 62 (CEV)

(A psalm by David for Jeduthun, the music leader.)

God Is Powerful and Kind

 Only God can save me,
    and I calmly wait for him.
God alone is the mighty rock
    that keeps me safe
    and the fortress
    where I am secure.

I feel like a shaky fence
    or a sagging wall.
    How long will all of you
    attack and assault me?
You want to bring me down
    from my place of honor.
You love to tell lies,
and when your words are kind,
    hatred hides in your heart.

Only God gives inward peace,
    and I depend on him.
God alone is the mighty rock
    that keeps me safe,
    and he is the fortress
    where I feel secure.
God saves me and honors me.
    He is that mighty rock
    where I find safety.

Trust God, my friends,
    and always tell him
each one of your concerns.
    God is our place of safety.

We humans are only a breath;
    none of us are truly great.
All of us together weigh less
    than a puff of air.
10 Don’t trust in violence
or depend on dishonesty
    or rely on great wealth.

11 I heard God say two things:
    “I am powerful,
12     and I am very kind.”
The Lord rewards each of us
    according to what we do.

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