Psalm 62

Resting in God's Rock-Solid Faithfulness



In Psalm 62, the psalmist expresses their unwavering trust in God's faithfulness and sovereignty. As we study this psalm from a New Covenant perspective, we will see how it points to Jesus Christ as the ultimate foundation of our trust and the source of our salvation. We will explore the themes of finding rest in God, recognizing His power and steadfast love, and committing our lives to Him.

Section 1: Finding Rest in God (vs 1-2)

"Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken."

Talking Points:

Harmony: Matthew 11:28 (NIV), "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."


Section 2: Recognizing God's Power and Steadfast Love (vs 3-8)

"How long will you assault me? Would all of you throw me down—this leaning wall, this tottering fence? Surely they intend to topple me from my lofty place; they take delight in lies. With their mouths they bless, but in their hearts they curse. Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge."

Talking Points:

Harmony: Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV), "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."


Section 3: Committing Our Lives to God (vs 9-12)

"Surely the lowborn are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie. If weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath. Do not trust in extortion or put vain hope in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them. One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: 'Power belongs to you, God, and with you, Lord, is unfailing love'; and, 'You reward everyone according to what they have done.'"

Talking Points:

Harmony: Matthew 6:19-21 (NIV), "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."



Psalm 62, depicts the psalmist's trust in God alone for salvation and deliverance, finding its ultimate fulfillment in Jesus. 

The psalmist's proclamation of finding rest and salvation in God alone prefigures Jesus as the source of our true rest and the only way to reconciliation with God. 

The psalmist's description of God as his rock and salvation aligns with Jesus being the cornerstone and the Savior of all who believe in Him.


The psalmist's warning against putting trust in worldly wealth and power echoes Jesus' teachings on the fleeting nature of material possessions and the primacy of seeking God's kingdom. 

The psalmist's emphasis on God's steadfast love and righteousness anticipates Jesus' sacrificial death on the cross, where God's justice and love were fully displayed. 

The psalmist's call to trust in God at all times points to our constant reliance on Jesus as our Shepherd and Guide. 

Psalm 62 leads us to Jesus as our firm foundation, our Savior, and the object of our unwavering trust, inviting us to find security and peace in Him alone, even amidst life's uncertainties.