Today’s passage: Psalm 62
Today’s chocolate: Green & Black’s Organic Mint Dark Chocolate
Psalm 62 has a chorus, of sorts. David opens the psalm with the following lines:
My soul waits in silence for God only;
From Him is my salvation.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken. (1-2)
He repeats them in verses 5-6, with two differences: the first line becomes a command, “My soul, wait in silence…” (5), and the second line becomes “For my hope is from Him” (5). This is a tall order; how exactly are you going to rely on an invisible, intangible entity to be something so solid as a rock and a stronghold and save you from your enemies? Wouldn’t you be better off counting on, say, an actual rock or stronghold?
That’s our gut instinct, as humans in the here and now. But we forget that God has been around since the universe began; he created every atom that made up that stronghold we’re hiding from our enemies in, and he’ll be around after physical forces reduce that stronghold to rubble. He even created the enemies who are out for our blood, and he wouldn’t have created them just to let them run roughshod over the rest of his creation without consequence. As David says, “[P]ower belongs to God, and lovingkindness is Yours, O Lord, for You recompense a man according to his work” (11-12). God is the strength and goodness that preceded your troubles and will outlast them. If there’s any being worthy of trust, it’s one like that.
Question of the Day: Do you find David’s “Trust in Him at all times, O people” hard to follow?