Chapter 61: Shelter in the Lord
To the chief Musician upon Neginah, A Psalm of David.
David finds shelter with the Lord, he says that from the end of the earth will he cry unto the Lord “…when my heart is overwhelmed…” (Psalms 61:2)
How many times do we feel overwhelmed? Everyone at some point in their life will feel like everything is coming down around them. We must lean to the Lord for his shelter, comfort and guidance. But even David knows that this comes with a price, we must keep our covenants and promises with the Lord.
Chapter 62: God= Rock and Salvation
To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.
David knows that God is the only one he should put his trust in. He says that the Lord is…
“…my rock and my salvation…” (Psalms 62:6)
“…the rock of my strength…” (Psalms 62:7)
He goes on to say that you should “Trust in him at all times…” (Psalms 62:8)
David ends by saying that if “…riches increase, se not your heart upon them.” (Psalms 62:10) Notice how it isn’t bad to have riches? I know plenty of people that have millions of dollars and you would never expect that they had so much. Yet, these people live very modest lifestyles and give freely! Because we know that being “saved” in the sense of being saved from this physical presence is FREE, that is what Jesus died for, and so we could have the opportunity to return with God. In a way you could say he unlocked the door for us, but in order to open it we must do good works (see Psalms 62:12)