PSALM 62

This entry is part 59 of 65 in the series Psalms

PSALM CHAPTER 62


~~ WAITING FOR THE LORD ~~


 

1. THE PRIORITY: ON THE PERSON OF GOD. V. 1.
A. NOT THE THINGS. Psalm 27:8, Psalm 56:9, 1 John 5:20.
B. NOT THE BLESSINGS. John 6:26, Matt. 6:33.

2. THE PRIORITY: OF WAITING. V. 1.
        [Several Hebrew words translated as “waiting.”
This Hebrew word for ‘waiting’=“silent repose, silence, expecting”]
   A. SOMETIMES ALL OUR ACTIVITIES ARE USELESS.
—WE NEED TO BE STILL. Psalm 4:4, Psalm 46:10.
—SOMETIMES WE NEED TO BE SILENT, LISTENING.
Hab. 2:20, Is. 41:1, James 1:19.
—GOD’S PEOPLE HAVE TO BE REMINDED OF THIS: Rev. 2:1,
Rev. 2:17, Rev. 2:29, Rev. 3:6, Rev. 3:13, Rev. 3:22, Rev. 3:20.
B. THIS WAITING IS ‘HUMBLE WAITING.’ [note: “repose”]
—NEEDED BY ALL BELIEVERS AS A DECISION. Col. 3:12.
—SAME AS ‘TO BOW DOWN AND WAIT.’ Ps. 95:6.
*purpose of kneeling at altar.

3. THE REASON WE MUST WAIT: OUR SALVATION. V. 1.
A. SAYS THAT WE NEEDED TO BE SAVED. ROM. 3:23.
B. IT CAN ONLY COME FROM THE PERSON FOR WHOM WE WAIT.
PS. 4:8, JOHN 6:68, ACTS 4:12.

4. THE BENEFITS OF WAITING ON GOD. V. 2.
A. HE IS THE ONLY ROCK. 1 COR. 10:4—IT IS JESUS.
FOR STABILITY. MATT. 7:25,
FOR SECURITY. PS. 27:5,
FOR VISIBILITY. PS. 40:2, MATT. 5:14.
B. HE IS THE ONLY SALVATION.
C. HE IS MY POWERFUL DEFENSE. ZECH. 12:8.
THE OTHERS—WILL FAIL YOU.
DECEPTION AND WICKEDNESS. IS. 47:10.
YOUR OWN WORKS. JER. 48:7.
YOUR MATERIAL WEALTH. PS. 52:7.
HE WORKS FOR US ONLY WHEN WE ARE RIGHT WITH HIM.
MICAH 3:11, MUST BE ROOTED IN THE WORD. LUKE 8:13.

5. DAVID’S VIEW OF HIS ENEMIES. V. 3-4.
*HE WONDERS HOW LONG THEY WILL CONTINUE THIS.
RELUCTANT TO DO RIGHT. JOSHUA 18:3.
HOW LONG BALANCING BETWEEN TWO BELIEFS. I KINGS 18:21
A. HE CITES THEIR IMAGINATION. GEN. 6:5, DEUT. 31:21, JER. 9:14.
B. HE COMPARES THEM TO:
—A BOWING WALL (WHICH OBVIOUSLY STANDS FOR A TIME,
AND WAS NOT ALWAYS SUCH).
—A TOTTERING FENCE (WHICH COULD HAVE A POOR
FOUNDATION, OR POOR CONSTRUCTION).

6. REVIEW THE FACTS: ESSENTIAL IN TIMES OF TROUBLE. V. 5-12
*MEDITATION  INVOLVES REVIEW. PSALM 1:2.
A. REPETITION IS NEEDED TO GROW. ISAIAH 28:9-10.
—TO EXCEED KNOWLEDGE OF TEACHERS. PSALM 119:99.
B. REPETITION IS NEEDED FOR FOCUS. JOSHUA 1:8, EX. 17:14.
C. REPETITION IS NEEDED FOR FAITH. PSALM 143:5.
—ADVANTAGE OVER THE ENEMIES. PSALM 119:23, JUDGES 5:11.
—PROVIDES A TRACK-RECORD FOR INDIVIDUALS. 2 COR. 8:22.
D. PROVIDES A CLEAR BASIS TO SHARE WITH OTHERS. V. 8,
I TIM. 4:15.
E. OUGHT TO BE A CONTINUAL ACTIVITY. PSALM 119:97.
F. NOT WHAT WE SHOULD DO IN PRAYER, THOUGH., MATT. 6:7.

7. REWARD IS BASED UPON WHAT IS DONE, NOT DREAMED. V. 12
—JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST. 2 COR. 5:10.
—WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT. REV. 20:12. NOTE: ISAIAH 64:6.

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