The majesty of God in the Church.
Psalms 50:1 A psalm for Asaph. The God of gods, the Lord hath spoken: and he hath called the earth. From the rising of the sun, to the going down thereof: Psalms 50:2 Out of Sion the loveliness of his beauty. Psalms 50:3 God shall come manifestly: our God shall come, and shall not keep silence. A fire shall burn before him: and a mighty tempest shall be round about him. Psalms 50:4 He shall call heaven from above, and the earth, to judge his people.
His order to gather saints.
Psalms 50:5 Gather ye together his saints to him: who set his covenant before sacrifices. Psalms 50:6 And the heavens shall declare his justice: for God is judge.
The pleasure of God is not in ceremonies,
Psalms 50:7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak: O Israel, and I will testify to thee: I am God, thy God. Psalms 50:8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices: and thy burnt offerings are always in my sight. Psalms 50:9 I will not take calves out of thy house: nor he goats out of thy flocks. Psalms 50:10 For all the beasts of the woods are mine: the cattle on the hills, and the oxen. Psalms 50:11 I know all the fowls of the air: and with me is the beauty of the field. Psalms 50:12 If I should be hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof. Psalms 50:13 Shall I eat the flesh of bullocks? or shall I drink the blood of goats?
but in sincerity of obedience.
Psalms 50:14 Offer to God the sacrifice of praise: and pay thy vows to the most High. Psalms 50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. Psalms 50:16 But to the sinner God hath said: Why dost thou declare my justices, and take my covenant in thy mouth? Psalms 50:17 Seeing thou hast hated discipline: and hast cast my words behind thee. Psalms 50:18 If thou didst see a thief thou didst run with him: and with adulterers thou hast been a partaker. Psalms 50:19 Thy mouth hath abounded with evil, and thy tongue framed deceits. Psalms 50:20 Sitting thou didst speak against thy brother, and didst lay a scandal against thy mother's son: Psalms 50:21 These things hast thou done, and I was silent. Thou thoughtest unjustly that I should be like to thee: but I will reprove thee, and set before thy face. Psalms 50:22 Understand these things, you that forget God; lest he snatch you away, and there be none to deliver you. Psalms 50:23 The sacrifice of praise shall glorify me: and there is the way by which I will shew him the salvation of God.