Today we studied Psalms chapters 62-67.
In Psalm 62 David starts off by saying that God alone is his salvation and his fortress. It is a good reminder that we should be looking to Him alone for everything we need, because He is all we need! Verse 5 says, “For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from Him.” This was my favorite verse from this passage, as it reminds me that the Lord is my Hope and the One whom I can put all of my trust in.
Psalm 63 begins with David saying that his soul thirsts for God—his flesh faints for Him. David says he will bless the Lord all the days of his life, and that in Him his soul will be satisfied. While reading this passage I felt conviction, as I struggle at times with finding my fulfillment solely in the Lord. It can be easy to seek pleasure and satisfaction in things that I enjoy on this earth, but ultimately I will never be truly content until I seek Him above all else. I want to be like David and have that deep of a desire, where my soul thirsts for more of His presence each day.
Psalm 64 really made me think about the seriousness of how we use our words. Verse 3 says the wicked “whet (sharpen) their tongues like swords, who aim bitter words like arrows.” This picture displays how sharp our words can be, piercing the mind and spirit of those we speak to. Our words can uplift and encourage, or tear down and discourage others, causing pain. It is so very important for us to think before we speak!
Psalm 65 is a beautiful song of praise! David admires the numerous attributes of the Lord, praising His mercy and grace. He says, “Blessed is the one You choose and bring near, to dwell in Your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house the holiness of Your temple!” (Ps. 65:4). I love how David says that we will be satisfied with the goodness of the house of the Lord. In Him we have all we need! God is over all the earth and blesses it as He wills to do.
In Psalm 66, the author gives thanks to the Lord for how He delivers us from our enemies. He specifically references when God parted the Red Sea, performing a miracle to save His people. The author also says that the Lord tries His people, putting them in situations of struggle to test their faith. During such trials, the Lord keeps us and watches over us, being our stronghold and place of rest. The Lord listens to the cries of His people and He is faithful to act of their behalf!
Psalm 67 is another sweet song of thanksgiving, saying that God attends to those who trust in Him.
Throughout the Psalms we see over and over again how God is faithful to those who put their hope and faith in Him. I am thankful for this reminder, as it encourages my spirit to see the many ways the Lord blesses His children who trust in His name.