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Online Bible Verses - Psalm 62:7 Mighty Rock

Updated on May 10, 2012

“My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.”

Psalm 62:7

Let’s have a look here, see what meaning we might extract from this short verse. “My salvation….”: implies, you might say clearly states, that the psalmist needs to be saved from something. From what? And, if he needs saving, is there a chance I may as well? If we get in the habit of studying scripture with a true desire to understand it, we will find the need for salvation, according to it, is man’s pressing issue. That would apply to all men. I say men, but that includes women as well of course. Just get tired of writing he/she, men/women…. Salvation from what then? From an innate desire to do and say what we know is not right. A nagging tendency to go the wrong way. It then, being salvation, depends on God. Why? Well if one needs to be saved then he obviously cannot get himself out of the pickle he is in. He needs much more than help. He needs complete intercession, which is what some believe took place at Calvary 2000 years ago.

Honor follows. What was previously dishonorable has been washed clean by He whom defines honorable, and is now freed up to do honorable things in honor of Him.

Mighty rock and refuge, that sounds big. Real big. And He must be if He is who we believe Him to be. He is big enough to create everything we can see and even what is beyond that. Big enough to watch man compromise what we were given dominion over, then take on flesh and do the heavy lifting in order to redeem it. Big enough to love enough, keeping an eye on every little detail of our lives; willing to guide us when we ask for help. The only effective micro-manager in the universe. Deal with million if not billions of desperate requests all at once. He then becomes a source of refuge. That is what I really need sometimes. Someone real big that I can go to and say “Here Lord, I cannot handle this. Can you take over for me?”.

“Sure Frank, what took you so long?”

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      lucabrasi 5 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      This has been my experience as well.

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      Sportsandfaith 5 years ago from Dayton, Ohio

      Cool reflection. That nagging tendency to go the wrong way is what I've heard referred to as "moral entropy." Sometimes I think I can combat this force on my own, but usually that just ends up in the eventual realization that I should have just leaned on that mighty rock that is God in the first place!