Ps. 39:1-13; 62:1-12
The tongue is a mighty member of the body, capable of much harm and also good. Restraint and self-control are very important qualities of great men. David acknowledged his frailties as a man as he addressed God. We are only as vapor and shadows that are here but a little while. Man spends his time amassing riches that will be left to someone else instead of focusing his hope in God. The wise man will accept the discipline of God and lean upon Him for deliverance from his sins. David concluded his psalm with a prayer recognizing his dependence upon the Lord.
Man may wish to be self-sufficient and independent, but God is the only source for our sustenance and salvation. One’s enemies may disguise themselves as friends speaking favorably with their mouths, but cursing inside their hearts. Man, whether of low or high degree is meaningless to us. Riches are vain and not to be trusted. Only God is our solid rock of refuge and salvation at all times. He will reward as one deserves.