In verses 2 and 6 of Psalm 62 David gives his source of strength even in the time of trouble. He says, "He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved." This Psalm is a poem of devotion to God and shows David's unwavering trust in Him. He had many troubles, but he never failed to trust in the Lord.
In Psalm 63 David is thirsting for God. This Psalm seems to belong to the period when David was in the wilderness (I Samuel 24), fleeing from Absalom. David was still confident of restoration.
Psalm 64 is a prayer for protection against the plots of David's secret enemies. Again we see that he is confident that, through God, he will triumph.
Psalm 65 speaks of the millennial restitution of the earth. Spiritual blessings are realized (verses 1-5), as well as temporal and material benefits (verses 6-13). This Psalm, as well as Psalms 66, 67, and 68 describe the "restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began" (Acts 3:21).
Every Christian should commit to memory Psalm 66:18: "If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me." God will not hear the prayers of His saints if they are negligent in reading His precious Word, or if there is strife among the family. I do believe, however, that one of the most prominent reasons for unanswered prayer in the life of a Christian is that of unconfessed sin!
Psalm 67 speaks of full kingdom joy and blessing. The nations know and praise God in verses 1-4, and worldwide prosperity follows in verses 5 and 6.
Index of Daily Devotions