Psalm 50 Outline
– God summons all the earth’s inhabitants to judgment (Psalm 50:1-6)
– Everything on this earth belong to God (Psalm 50:7-15)
– It is useless for them to outwardly observe his laws (Psalm 50:16-21)
– God will honors those who sincerely worship him (Psalm 50:22-23)
Psalm 50 Summary
In Psalm 50:1-6, God summons all the inhabitants of the earth to his judgment. Both angels and men were summoned to be witnesses of the proceedings of God’s judgment. God is righteous and he always give fair judgment.
In Psalm 50:7-15, everything on this earth belong to God. God does not want our offerings. What he wants is us to obey and worship him sincerely from the heart. When you have problems, you should seek God and call upon him patiently and persistently. If you pray patiently and according to God’s will, God will answer your prayer.
In Psalm 50:16-21, but to the wicked, God says it is useless for them to outwardly observe his laws yet behaving like a hypocrite and not really doing God’s commandments. The wicked are like hypocrites, who observe God’s commandments outwardly but actually hate his instruction, and throw his commandments behind them. The hypocrites join with sinners such as thief, adulterers, tell lies, slander and etc. They thought God will overlook their sins but God will surely rebuke them and punish them when the time comes.
In Psalm 50:22-23, God will honor those who sincerely worship him, not those who just worship him for outward show to people.
Psalm 50 Bible Study
1. Worship God from the heart
It is useless to worship God by doing his commandments outwardly. Whatever you do must be sincere from the heart. God will judge both our motives and actions on judgment day (1 John 4:20; Matthew 7:5; James 1:26; Matthew 6:1; Matthew 15:7-9, Romans 2:3; 1 John 2:9; James 2:14-16; John 4:24).