Psalm 49 & 50: The Salvation Of God
Verse of the Day: (50:23) Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.
1. The Soul Of God (49:1-20)
(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever :) (49:8)
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Indeed, money can buy all material possessions that make us comfortable and successful, but it can never buy our precious and everlasting salvation from the Almighty God. Since the beginning when the first couple, Adam and Eve, fell into sin, God’s salvation of man’s soul is that whoever believes in His Son, Jesus Christ, shall be saved through His precious blood that was shed for the sin of the whole world. Let us therefore seek only God and His righteousness, as we can never carry anything to our grave. (Mark 8:34-38)
2. The Silence Of God (50:1-21)
These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes. (50:21)
King David experienced both of God’s Word and His silence in his lifetime. There were times when God spoke to him to encourage him, when everyone else wanted to stone him to death, as they blamed him as their leader for the destruction of their city, Ziklag, and the abduction of their wives and children by the Amalekites, their enemies. However, David encouraged himself in God as he believed that He shall hear his prayer and deliver him. Indeed, God answered prayers, as David eventually led his people to rescue all their loved ones, and recovered all their flocks and herds. (1 Samuel 30:1-6) However, there were also times when God was silent to David, before He through His Prophet Nathan rebuked him for his sins of adultery and murder. David again called upon God, and He forgave him his sins as he repented them. (2 Samuel 12:1-23) Indeed, let us remember that our God is the Almighty Creator who owns every beast, cattle and fowl, and let our words truly be few before Him. Let us only speak when necessary, and always learn to be silent, as it is golden, and let God speaks to us through His Word. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-11)
3. The Salvation Of God (50:22-23)
Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver. (50:22)
Indeed, salvation is only possible by God’s grace through our faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. On Judgment Day, God shall judge all the people, and only those who believe in Jesus shall be saved and blessed, while those who reject Him shall be judged and condemned into fiery hell, together the Devil and his demons. (Revelation 12:10-17)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You for saving my soul and making me Your child forever.