Psalms 62* David's confidence in God. (1-7) No trust to be put in worldlythings. (8-12)1-7 We are in the way both of duty and comfort, when our soulswait upon God; when we cheerfully give up ourselves, and all ouraffairs, to his will and wisdom; when we leave ourselves to allthe ways of his providence, and patiently expect the event, withfull satisfaction in his goodness. See the ground and reason ofthis dependence. By his grace he has supported me, and by hisprovidence delivered me. He only can be my Rock and mysalvation; creatures are nothing without him, therefore I willlook above them to him. Trusting in God, the heart is fixed. IfGod be for us, we need not fear what man can do against us.David having put his confidence in God, foresees the overthrowof his enemies. We have found it good to wait upon the Lord, andshould charge our souls to have such constant dependence uponhim, as may make us always easy. If God will save my soul, I maywell leave every thing else to his disposal, knowing all shallturn to my salvation. And as David's faith in God advances to anunshaken stedfastness, so his joy in God improves into a holytriumph. Meditation and prayer are blessed means ofstrengthening faith and hope. 8-12 Those who have found the comfort of the ways of Godthemselves, will invite others into those ways; we shall neverhave the less for others sharing with us. the good counsel givenis, to trust wholly in God. We must so trust in him at alltimes, as not at any time to put that trust in ourselves, or inany creature, which is to be put in him only. Trust in him toguide us when in doubt, to protect us when in danger, to supplyus when in want, to strengthen us for every good word and work.We must lay out wants and our wishes before him, and thenpatiently submit our wills to his: this is pouring out ourhearts. God is a refuge for all, even for as many as will takeshelter in him. The psalmist warns against trusting in men. Themultitude, those of low degree, are changeable as the wind. Therich and noble seem to have much in their power, and lavishpromises; but those that depend on them, are disappointed.Weighed in the balance of Scripture, all that man can do to makeus happy is lighter than vanity itself. It is hard to haveriches, and not to trust in them if they increase, though bylawful and honest means; but we must take heed, lest we set ouraffections unduly upon them. A smiling world is the most likelyto draw the heart from God, on whom alone it should be set. Theconsistent believer receives all from God as a trust; and heseeks to use it to his glory, as a steward who must render anaccount. God hath spoken as it were once for all, that powerbelongs to him alone. He can punish and destroy. Mercy alsobelongs to him; and his recompensing the imperfect services ofthose that believe in him, blotting out their transgressions forthe Redeemer's sake, is a proof of abundant mercy, andencourages us to trust in him. Let us trust in his mercy andgrace, and abound in his work, expecting mercies from him alone
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