“The American church is so much seduced by being successful, by being powerful, that we look for power in programs, in experiences, in entertainment, in psychological applications – everywhere but where God has placed the power, which is in the gospel.” R. C. Sproul
>I force myself to read the Bible slowly in an effort not to miss anything.
Psalm 62 (ESV)
1) For God alone my soul waits in silence; from Him comes my salvation.
2) He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortrss; I shall not be greatly shaken.
5) For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from Him.
6) He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
Notice the difference between verse 2 and verse 6?
Verse 2 says “greatly shaken,” verse 6 drops the “greatly.”
Verse 2 implies, “yeah, I may get shook up, but not too badly!”
Verse 6 states “I will not be shaken…period.”
Focusing thought/prayer (over the years I have grown convinced that, for the active pursuer of God, one’s thought life is a huge part of one’s prayer life) on God takes the psalmist from “greatly shaken” to “un-shaken.”
Lesson? Don’t focus on problem, focus on Jesus.