PSALM 50 STUDY 19.05.20
STUDY CORNER will continue this practice of selecting either a PSALM or another BODY OF TEXT for in-depth STUDY & PRAYER.
TODAY’S STUDY intends to bring to the fore a particular focus, with the goal of bending one’s will, from the heart, towards the Lord, accepting and being thankful/grateful for whatever God wants.
REVIEW TEACHING at top of MENTORING CORNER PAGE (https://www.vernasstudycorner.ca/mentoring-corner/) and apply those instructions – “IMPORTANT STEPS FOR GOING DEEPER” – to the following Psalm:
From Mount Zion, the perfection of beauty,
God shines in glorious radiance.
Our God approaches,
and he is not silent.
Fire devours everything in his way,
and a great storm rages around him.
He calls on the heavens above and earth below
to witness the judgment of his people.
“Bring my faithful people to me—
those who made a covenant with me by giving sacrifices.”
Then let the heavens proclaim his justice,
for God himself will be the judge. Interlude
“O my people, listen as I speak.
Here are my charges against you, O Israel:
I am God, your God!
I have no complaint about your sacrifices
or the burnt offerings you constantly offer.
But I do not need the bulls from your barns
or the goats from your pens.
For all the animals of the forest are mine,
and I own the cattle on a thousand hills.
I know every bird on the mountains,
and all the animals of the field are mine.
If I were hungry, I would not tell you,
for all the world is mine and everything in it.
Do I eat the meat of bulls?
Do I drink the blood of goats?
Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God,
and keep the vows you made to the Most High.
Then call on me when you are in trouble,
and I will rescue you,
and you will give me glory.”
But God says to the wicked:
“Why bother reciting my decrees
and pretending to obey my covenant?
For you refuse my discipline
and treat my words like trash.
When you see thieves, you approve of them,
and you spend your time with adulterers.
Your mouth is filled with wickedness,
and your tongue is full of lies.
You sit around and slander your brother—
your own mother’s son.
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.
Repent, all of you who forget me,
or I will tear you apart,
and no one will help you.
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.”
PSALM 50, NLT
Clearly, God has a strong desire for all His people to not only come to Him, but to express their gratefulness, from the heart, for all that He has done, is doing, and is yet to perform. There is little room in God’s Kingdom for insincerity, hypocrisy, and lies. There is such a need for God’s people to dive deeper into His Word to discover Who He really is, what pleases/displeases Him.
Having applied those steps (as referred to above), you will now be ready to dive/dig deeper into the material by doing the STUDY GUIDE on MENTORING CORNER @
FIND PRAYER GUIDE @
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