Call Upon Me
And call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.
A Right Way of Thinking
The theme of Psalm 50 specifically deals with our view of God and how a wrong view of God can lead to a wrong way of thinking. It primary deals with our giving to God, financially.
The scene is portrayed in a courtroom where God is the judge and He gathers the faithful ones to the stand (vs. 5). It’s as if God’s people are the defendants on trial. The people were giving but foolishly thought God needed their sacrifices and it insulted Him (vs. 8). God reminded them that He didn’t need anything because He owns everything (vs 9-13).
Three things are listed in verses 14-15 that will establish a right way of thinking. First, every gift (tithe and offering) must be offered up to God with a heart of thanksgiving. Everything belongs to God and He gives to everyone liberally. It shouldn’t be an issue to give back to God a portion of what He has given to us. Second, vows are to be paid to the Most High as a way of keeping our promises made to Him. An example might be, “God if you will let me out of this speeding ticket, I will give $100 to someone in need.” Paying a vow expresses knowledge that God fulfilled His obligation. Third, call upon the Lord in the day of trouble. We need to acknowledge that He is in control of all things. He will delivers us and we praise His great name.
Give with gratitude, keep your promises, and call out to God for help. These things please the Lord and gives Him glory.
Pray and glorify God for His amazing grace!