Psalm 50- God the Righteous Judge
Can our Father be our Judge and owner of everything? Let us read:D
1 The Lord, the Mighty One, is God,
and he has spoken;
he has summoned all humanity
from where the sun rises to where it sets.
2 From Mount Zion, the perfection of beauty,
God shines in glorious radiance.
3 Our God approaches,
and he is not silent.
Fire devours everything in his way,
and a great storm rages around him.
4 He calls on the heavens above and earth below
to witness the judgment of his people.
5 “Bring my faithful people to me—
those who made a covenant with me by giving sacrifices.”
6 Then let the heavens proclaim his justice,
for God himself will be the judge. Interlude
7 “O my people, listen as I speak.
Here are my charges against you, O Israel:
I am God, your God!
8 I have no complaint about your sacrifices
or the burnt offerings you constantly offer.
9 But I do not need the bulls from your barns
or the goats from your pens.
10 For all the animals of the forest are mine,
and I own the cattle on a thousand hills.
11 I know every bird on the mountains,
and all the animals of the field are mine.
12 If I were hungry, I would not tell you,
for all the world is mine and everything in it.
13 Do I eat the meat of bulls?
Do I drink the blood of goats?
14 Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God,
and keep the vows you made to the Most High.
15 Then call on me when you are in trouble,
and I will rescue you,
and you will give me glory.”
“Why bother reciting my decrees
and pretending to obey my covenant?
17 For you refuse my discipline
and treat my words like trash.
18 When you see thieves, you approve of them,
and you spend your time with adulterers.
19 Your mouth is filled with wickedness,
and your tongue is full of lies.
20 You sit around and slander your brother—
your own mother’s son.
21 While you did all this, I remained silent,
and you thought I didn’t care.
But now I will rebuke you,
listing all my charges against you.
22 Repent, all of you who forget me,
or I will tear you apart,
and no one will help you.
23 But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me.
If you keep to my path,
I will reveal to you the salvation of God.”
Oh I am filled with joy as I read this chapter!:D how AWESOME is it to serve a God that owns everything in the world. Everything is His and we are His children, He is our Father. But God is not only our Father, He is also our judge. Can it get any better I do believe so. It is an inexpressible feeling that I get to know that my Father is my Judge because He knows us very well. In this chapter it says that God owns everything so what do we do about it? We praise Him for it. We praise Him because He created us and everything around us perfectly. This chapter gives us many reasons to worship God so what are we waiting for? God does not need anything from this world but there is something that He desires and that is that we praise him!:D how do we show God our love for him?, well it says in the last part of this chapter but in an explicit way. The wicked only falsely praise Him…so what we derive from that is that if we are not wicked people we should praise God with an honest heart. I do not know about you but I want to praise God for everything and each and one of you who are reading this:D
God bless you today and always and abundantly:D
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