Gems 2015 — July 7 Scripture Selection: Psalm 61-62

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

July 7 Scripture Selection: Psalm 61-62

Food for Thought: Ps. 62:1,2, 5-8

The term salvation does not apply merely to the saving of one’s soul and the guarantee of entrance to heaven. Its meaning extends far beyond that. Rather, it applies to the Lord’s intervention and rescue in any difficulty, which is why we can hold out in hope for a positive outcome when facing any kind of adversity.

David understood that and expressed his hope in the Lord to save him from his enemies, regardless of how much time it might take. In the meantime, David encouraged himself and even spoke to his own soul, telling it to wait silently for God (no frantic wailing). He reminded himself that only God was his rock, defense, refuge, and salvation and stated emphatically that his expectation was in Him, and Him alone.

Some of us find ourselves in such a position today, waiting for the manifestation of the complete healing, or rescue, or resolution to a problem through God’s divine intervention. Just hold on! Keep the faith, Put your hope entirely and unreservedly in Him and His Word. Wait silently for Him. “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him…(Ps. 37:7)” Help is on the way. As David says in Psalm 62:8, “Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.”

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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