Meditations-Psalms 61-62 / “the rock”

Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

Our meditations cannot be that of a distracted party. Consider this verse, “…Seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:/For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened (Matt.7:7-8)”. Seeking is just the beginning. Knocking stage of a Christian’s spiritual life speaks of growth. Each day has its own problems and as the Psalmist says,”O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him (Ps.34:8)”. How we find what we seek, is different from what we have found tasting his goodness.  As a child we ask impossible things from our parents but when experience kicks in we learn to understand what we really need and cut out the non-essentials.  Similarly when basking in His mercy and goodness we learn to rely on communing with Him all our heart than want of material comforts. “For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness(Ps.107:9). 

From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Rock is a symbol for Jesus Christ as the rock of salvation. It laso serves as a tag, which is what the Spirit has intended here, Moses asked the impossible of God but the cleft rock in which God placed Moses so he may not die can only occur in our close communion with God.. Sometimes we do not fully realize what we ask for. Mercy of God keeps us preserved and we grow thereby spiritually. “And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:(Ex.33:22)” Also compare this verse, “He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him(v.7)”.

For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.

For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.

Thou wilt prolong the king’s life: and his years as many generations.

He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.

So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.

Psalm 62

Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.

He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.

How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.

They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.

In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

11 God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.

12 Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.

About bennythomas

I am a Dutch citizen. An architect by profession I am married and have six grandchildren. I am still keen on expressing myself and each day is new and an occasion where I might bring out from within something worthwhile.
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