A Bible Devotion from Psalm 62
Find Rest in God Alone
5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. 6 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 . . . 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.
Psalm 62:5-7 and 9, NKJV
When Solomon wrote the book of Ecclesiastes, he tells of trying to find purpose in life by accumulating great wealth and power. In the end, however, his conclusion was: wealth and power only produce emptiness. He further stated that there is nothing new under the sun.
That's a pretty interesting lesson that is very appropriate for us to consider when looking at the 62nd Psalm. What is the primary thing men seek after in our world today? Wealth and Power. If only we were independently wealthy, then all of our problems would be solved and we would be happy. In our heart of hearts we know that isn't true, and yet we can't help but believe it anyway.
We would do well to consider verse 9: 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. Solomon was right, wasn't he? Our values today are still the same values that men held forth in David and Solomon's time. The Bible tells us in verse 9 that it doesn't matter whether we are highborn or lowborn, wealthy or poor. Either way, we are nothing when weighed on a balance.
Verse 10 goes on to say: Though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them. It is not wealth or power that we should trust in. Verse 5 tells us that, instead, we should find rest in God alone; and verses 7-8a: My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in Him at all times. O people.
Pray today that God will cause you to trust completely in Him for your peace and happiness and not in great wealth or power.
More Devotions on the 62nd Psalm from my blog, Daily Bible Devotions
My Soul Waits, verses 1-2
Heart of Man, verses 3-4
God Is Our Refuge, verses 5-8
Unto Thee, verses 9-12