The Mighty One, God, the Lord,
speaks and summons the earth
from the rising of the sun to where it sets.
2 From Zion, perfect in beauty,
God shines forth.
3 Our God comes
and will not be silent;
a fire devours before him,
and around him a tempest rages.
7 “Listen, my people, and I will speak;
I will testify against you, Israel:
I am God, your God.
8 I bring no charges against you concerning your sacrifices
or concerning your burnt offerings, which are ever before me.
9 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.
12 If I were hungry I would not tell you,
for the world is mine, and all that is in it.
13 Do I eat the flesh of bulls
or drink the blood of goats?
14 “Sacrifice thanks offerings to God,
fulfill your vows to the most high,
15 and call on me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”
16 But to the wicked person, God says:
“What right have you to recite my laws
or take my covenant on your lips?
17 You hate my instruction
and cast my words behind you.
18 When you see a thief, you join with him;
you throw in your lot with adulterers.
19 You use your mouth for evil
and harness your tongue to deceit.
20 You sit and testify against your brother
and slander your own mother’s son.
21 When you did these things and I kept silent,
you thought I was exactly like you.
But I now arraign you
and set my accusations before you.
22 “Consider this, you who forget God,
or I will tear you to pieces, with no one to rescue you:
23 Those who sacrifice thank offerings honor me,
and to the blameless I will show my salvation.” –PSALM 50
Dear loved ones it is very important to consult the holy book to conduct all the activities of life smoothly .
At present every thing seems to be in a state of topsy turvy and if we don’t consult the statutes of the holy book then we will be in a soup.
I individually feel that we have to learn the true teachings again and again for a better life.
It is very important to know the reasons which bring trouble in our lives .Rationalism has brought us to such an extent that sometimes we forget the simple rules of life which turn the table upside down.
In the above extract we notice two verses in bold one is verse 20, ‘you sit and testify your brother and slander your own mother’s son’
I have noticed the division of brothers and sisters in families in our region as a common matter.So far charity is concerned one brother is wealthy and the other is very poor.
This is a grave sin of our times.I can’t be happy when my loved ones are unhappy .
I don’t dare to revolt but the fact is that we have to show a very clear picture of our faith to the non believers so that it looks attractive to those who are in despair and are abandoned .
You will never find an unemployed person following another unemployed .
They try to follow the employed ones.So long our brothers and sisters across the world are unhappy our teachings and preachings will have very little impact.
If God is our loving father then we must find ways and means to lead the poor and the down trodden to a path of prosperity.
A prince never fails to help the helpless subjects of his Kingdom.If Our God is the mighty King of this universe then we are capable of helping the helpless.
When we cannot do that then we must admit that we are not worthy children of God.We are not princess and princesses.
If we have not achieved that power to help others then we must realize the fact that we are offering wrong sacrifices to the mighty one as we have read verse 23 ‘Those who sacrifice thank offerings honor me……’
Sabbath is important ,we need to visit the Churches regularly to keep our relationship with the Lord strong.
It is not enough to read the Holy Bible ten times a day and visit the church during Easter or Christmas.
Why do I say this ? I say so because It is not enough to keep a photograph or an album of my mother with me and then send money to her every month and visit her once or twice a year.
She won’t be happy with it ,she wants my presence more then the money .
Please ponder over it and then you can tell me where I am wrong.
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