The Only Psalm- A Powerful Word Of Encouragement Ps.62

Psa 62:1  To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David. Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.

Psa 62:2  He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.

Psa 62:3  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.

Psa 62:4  They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

Psa 62:5  My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

Psa 62:6  He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.

Psa 62:7  In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

Psa 62:8  Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Psa 62:9  Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

Psa 62:10  Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

Psa 62:11  God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.

Psa 62:12  Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.


 From the sixfold use of the word, ac or only, we have been wont to call it the Only Psalm.

His true and sole confidence in God laughs to scorn all its enemies. When this Psalm was composed, it was not necessary for us to know, since true faith is always in season, and is usually under trial.

Vs 1. What he did? “Waited upon God.” Believed, was patient, was silent in resignation, was obedient.

Psa_62:2. - “God a rock.” David speaks of him as high and strong, and as a rock to stand upon, a rock of defence and refuge, a rock of habitation (Psa_71:3, in Hebrew), and a rock to be praised. Psa_95:1.

Psa 95:1  O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

Psa 95:2  Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

This Ps. Spurgen titles the Only Psalm , because six times David teaches us that we are to look, trust, rely, stand on the lord himself and not man, it must be that we look to out God, before we do flesh, people let us down, the lord never does, he is the only.

Reminds me of a simple worship song I wrote many years ago and says the same message it was titled, ' You Are The Only' Still a great song, think I will re record it.

The lord is teaching us a powerful message in this Psalm, no matter what we face it is Only our lord that is the Only answer to all we face.

More from Spurgen;

Psa_62:2, 19 62:6. - “I shall not be greatly moved.” “I shall not be moved.” Growth in faith. How it is produced, preserved, and evidenced.

Vs 5, Waiting ONLY on God.

Psa_62:5 (second clause). - Great expectations from a great God; because of great promises, great provisions, and great foretastes.

Psa_62:8 (first clause). - Times when this exhortation is most needed. Times of prosperity, of desertion by friends, of calumny, of poverty, of conscious sin, of chastisement, of death.

Psa_62:8. - “Pour out your hearts.” This teacheth us to deal plainly with God in laying open our hearts before him; and then, no doubt, we shall find ease. - Thomas Wilcocks.

Psa_62:11. -
I.          How God speaks. “Once,” plainly, powerfully, immutably, etc.
II.        How we should hear. “Twice,” continually, in heart as well as ear, observantly in practice, in spirit as well as in a letter.

Psa_62:11-12. - The constant union of power and mercy in the language of Scripture.

There is a sweet and profitable lesson taught us in Psa_62:1-12 and Psa_63:1-11.
 The heart is ever prone to divide its confidence between God and the creature.
 This will never do. We must “wait only upon God.” “He only” must be our “rock,” our “salvation,” and our “defence.”

Then we are frequently tempted to look to an arm of flesh first, and when that fails us, we look to God. This will never do either. He must be our first as well as our only resource. “O God, thou art my God, early will I seek thee.”

This is the way in which the heart should ever treat the blessed God. This is the lesson of Psa_63:1-11. When we have learnt the blessedness of seeking God “only,” we shall be sure to seek him “early.” Charles Mackintosh, in “Things New and Old,” 1858.

There is in it throughout not one Single word (and this is a rare occurrence), in which the prophet expresses fear or dejection; and there is also no prayer in it, although, on other occasions, when in danger, he never omits to pray.... The prophet found himself remarkably well furnished in reference to that part of piety which consists in πληροφορία, the full assurance and perfection of faith; and therefore he designed to rear a monument of this his state of mind, for the purpose of stimulating the reader to the same attainment. - Moses Amyraut, 1596-1664.

Note, this is indeed rare, not a word of prayer, not a single word of fear or dejection.

What a Psalm and we must all start to grow more and more in to this fearless servitude, fearless living, no matter what, the fear of death must be dealt with, we are not given a spirit of fear, but of power, notice we read power and mercy are often found together in the bible, we are endued with power from on high, by mercy, so we are to show the same mercy to others, its all mercy, it's all God.

He and he alone can answer, comfort, speak, as David had to encourage himself in the lord, so do we.

 We are also told in the cross reference psalm to sing unto our rock, some may laugh at that, we sing to a rock, sounds new -age, they have no idea, and many believers have no idea who it is we sing to, our solid, unmovable rock, we stand on that rock set our hearts as flint on that rock. We are to be soft hearted to others, but in our walk, we must be adamant, steadfast, unmovable in faith as we sing to our rock.

Athanasius says of this Psalm: “Against all attempts upon thy body, thy state, thy soul, thy fame, temptations, tribulations, machinations, defamations, say this Psalm.” - John Donne.

Are you anyone of these? Say this psalm, amen, what peace, faith, comfort, in anything we face the lord has us covered.

The great trial and fire that is about to come on the land- we must learn to have a song of faith now in our  troubles, trials and fires of life, and when it all hits the fan the lord said through Isa the prophet something very interesting, when in one hour everything, the whole world is turned upside down and fire is every where what are we the believer to do, how do we respond,  fear at first is normal, but after , in the trial, in the famine, in the collapse of the economy, in the birth pains we are called to take an action while it is literally happening, the non- believer cannot, but the world wide remnant can and will do what Isa says.

Isa 24:10  The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.

Isa 24:11  There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.

Isa 24:12  In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction.

Isa 24:13  When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.

Isa 24:14  They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the LORD, they shall cry aloud from the sea.

Isa 24:15  Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, even the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.

Isa 24:16  From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.

Did you get that?

When all hell is breaking lose, verse 15 says a powerful thing concerning the worldwide true saints of God.

Isa 24:15  Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, even the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.

This chapter in Isa, is a dual prophecy that points to the exact days we live in. We will be given strength and mercy to glorify the lord in the fires.

We must glorify, praise, worship and have no fear in the fires to come, and the fire we are in, and all because we will learn the ultimate survival secret, Only God.

 We  can prep to death, spend all we have, and it still comes down to, safe haven , or no safe haven, provision, or no provision, we serve a God that provides, this Only Psalm should exhort us to see life through our lords eyes, we can have a shout of triumph  now, we must get our song and faith now, we need it today, it must be cultivated.

 The worldwide remnant ones know what is coming, the lord has warned and we will be able, Only by God, to praise the lord in the coming Judgments, why? we are not called unto wrath our lord delights in us, he loves us and he will take care of us, if we live or die we are the lords, what a grand psalm and comfort we get from this word, may you meditate on this and let it sink deep into your soul today.


  1. This is a great song by Marty Goetz based on Psalm 62:6-7 "He is My Defense". Marty is a writer of Messianic Jewish songs.

    May You be Blessed-

    Sue M.

  2. Yet another song, good, I will check it out thanks for the link and comment


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