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Psalms 62:1-8 KJV“Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved. How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence. They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah. My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.”
Why do we give of our time, our money, our energy here at church? Why do missionaries give up all, sometimes even their lives for the furtherment of God’s Kingdom? Why do we refuse to compromise on certain issues we consider “salvation points”? Why are we here every Sunday morning while our neighbors are mowing their yards, tending their gardens, playing golf, or watching the Colts?
Today’s verses sum up the reason very well! The Colts often win but sometimes lose. I enjoy golf, but was never very good at it. My garden is a gift from the Lord. I can mow another day. Our verses today express the confidence that David had for the Lord! He is our “rock”, “salvation”, “defense”, “glory”, “refuge”! Why would we stray even a little from his pathway for our lives?
On a personal note, this is a busy time for me here at the church…developing the VBS curriculum, arraigning music, managing the church’s website in a time of major online security issues…and sometimes people may ask: “why do you do all that? My answer is: “How could I not?”