Psalms 50, 53, 60, and 75

Psalm 50- from Asaph (you know he is my favorite Psalmist…he says it like it is!)  Notice that this Psalm is written in the first person from God.  He is reminding us of WHO He is.  He is sitting on the great throne, as our Heavenly Judge.  As if a trial was being heard, God gathers those in heaven to hear his view of Israel.

I have no need of a bull from your stall
    or of goats from your pens,
10 for every animal of the forest is mine,
    and the cattle on a thousand hills.
11 I know every bird in the mountains,
    and the insects in the fields are mine.

God does not NEED our sacrifices.  Nor does Jesus: Hebrews 10:

Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said:

“Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,
    but a body you prepared for me;
with burnt offerings and sin offerings
    you were not pleased.
Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll—
    I have come to do your will, my God.’”

It is about the ❤️ behind the sacrifice.  The Faith.  The Trust.  The Love.

Psalm 53-

Flip in your Bible to Psalm 14.  Wow, right!  Click here to read both at the same time.

What’s the difference??

  • Psalm 14 focuses more on God’s deliverance of the righteous, while Psalm 53 focuses more on God’s defeat of the wicked.
  • Psalm 14 uses “the Lord” (Yahweh) in verses 2, 4, 6, and 7. Psalm 53 uses “God” (Elohim) in all seven places where God is mentioned.

Psalm 60.  A battle cry to the Lord.  In the midst of their fighting, David calls out to God

Psalm 75: How thankful am I that God is the Judge and not man.  I feel so “read wrong” in this world.  I pray all the time: “If they knew my heart…”  This Psalm gives me Peace.  When the cup of wrath is poured out (Rev. 16), God will choose.  Thank Heavens!

No one from the east or the west
    or from the desert can exalt themselves.
It is God who judges:
    He brings one down, he exalts another.
In the hand of the Lord is a cup
    full of foaming wine mixed with spices;
he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth
    drink it down to its very dregs.


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