Reflections on Psalm 50

Asaph meaning collector was a gatekeeper from the line Korah one of David’s worship leaders (see Ps. 39 introduction and 1 Chron. 15:17ff.; 16:4ff. A group of eleven psalms attributed to Asaph is found in 73–83.
Psalm 50; 1-6 ;In 50:1 Yahweh,YHWH, or Jehovah. JHVH or LORD meaning “I AM WHO I AM meaning self existence and eternality; who is/will be Or I AM BECAUSE I AM, or I WILL BE WHO I WILL BE in Exodus 3;14-15 it states, “, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever; this is how I am to be remembered in every generation. God of the past, present and future He always existed. the word – LORD – appears 7830 times throughout the Bible
Eight times Jesus utter the words I AM; I AM the Bread of Life John 6:35, 41, 48,51, I AM the Light of the World John 8:12 I AM the Door of the Sheep, John 10:7,9, I AM the Good Shepherd John 10:11,14, I AM the Resurrection and the Life John 11:25, I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life John 14:6, I AM the True Vine John 15:1,5, andI Am The Messiah John 4;26
John MacArthur wrote, “ The “He” in this translation is not in the original Gr. for Jesus lit. said “I who speak to you am.” The usage of “I am” is reminiscent of 8:58 Jesus said to them, “I assure you: Before Abraham was, I am. MacArthur also wrote,”Here Jesus declared Himself to be Yahweh, i.e., the Lord of the OT. Basic to the expression are such passages as Ex. 3:14; Deut. 32:39; Is. 41:4; 43:10 where God declared Himself to be the eternally pre-existent God who revealed Himself in the OT to the Jews. See also notes on vv. 24, 28.
The God of gods means Mighty God . El, God, or Elohim meaning three names of God Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Elohim is the Hebrew meaning plural in form but singular in meaning. The singular form of Elohim is probably Eloah. im suffix in Hebrew indicates the plural form. NKJV wrote,” Even though the word for God is plural, the verb for created is singular For example in Genesis 1;1 In the beginning God Elohim created the heavens and the earth. It is one of the most common names for God in the Old Testament, starting in the very first verse: “In the beginning [Elohim] created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). The name Elohim occurs over 2,500 times in the Tanakh meaning Hebrew Bible. At Jesus’ baptism we have all three Persons of Elohim present: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16–17).
When Jesus cried out from the cross, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (Mark 15:34), He addressed the Father with a form of Elohim, Eloi. Mark translates Jesus’ statement for us: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
What about Trinitarianism? Does the fact that Elohim is plural suggest the triune nature of God? It is best to understand the word construction as a plural of majesty; that is, writing “Elohim” is a stylistic way of emphasizing greatness, power, and prestige. With that said, and in light of the overall teaching of the Bible, the plural form of Elohim certainly allows for the further revelation of God’s triune nature; the Old Testament hints at the Trinity in order to prepare people for the Messiah who would be much more than a human prophet. When Jesus appeared, He more fully revealed mysteries hinted at in the Old Testament. At Jesus’ baptism we have all three Persons of Elohim present: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16–17).
50:1 Summons the earth from east to west declaring he is God appears in radiance. 50:2, 3 That He is coming; He will not be silent! He coming to Judge His people. Ps. 51:4. As Scripture declares,” So You are right when You pass sentence; You are blameless when You judge. The heaven will declare His Righteousness His Justice will fair and right who able stand up against Him
As Job declared when God appear before Him, Job 40:3–5 “Therefore I take back my words and repent in dust and ashes. I am so insignificant. How can I answer You? I place my hand over my mouth. 5 I have spoken once, and I will not reply; twice, but now I can add nothing.” Meaning Job declared himself guilty. He should not have insisted on his own understanding. He should not have thought God unjust.
On Aug, 08 1976 I accept the Jesus as my Savour and Lord in condensed version. My testimony I wrote Birdie gave several verses Psalm 32; 1- 3 & 1 John 1; 8 – 9 later on she tack on Psalm 51 Our session came to a close & was glad and left.
However did read until Psalm 51 verse 4 where stated, Against You, You only, I have sinned And done what is evil in Your sight, So that You are justified when You speak And blameless when You judge. I closed the Bible,
There were still two forces working within me that day? One accusing of being one evil SOB and in which I was guilty as charged. I violated God’s moral law I hated all Christian’s bottom line I hated God I was without excuse. To me religion and God, I was not interested it.
The God terrified me when my brother suddenly died in car crash was convicting of my immoral behavior. The God terrified me was within his rights to pronounce judgement me.
At the time, It appeared that I was without hope I closed the Bible yet this still gnawed me. I had many thoughts operating within my thoughts as earlier stated two forces were working within me. One was the encourager the. Other was the accuser. It felt as though I was in wrestling match.
One of the thoughts that pop into my head & it was clear as a bell. Our next door neighbor allows our family use their cottage for a week at Lake Muskogee. My youngest brother & I was bouncing on diving board on the dock & he fell into the lake & would’ve drowned, if wasn’t for my sister Marcia who was on the dock at the time she jump in & held him until someone pulled him of the lake. At the time, I was paralyzed with fear & thought I pushed him in the lake, & this tormented me for many years.
Instantaneously another concept pop in my brain.
When roughly seven-year old I remember being on the lower diving board at Macklin pool ready to jump into 10 feet of water & was apprehensively generally more like cold feet nonetheless in the pool was my sister Marcia who was encouraging me to jump in which I finality did. What I needed to do is trust in the spirit of faith in which it was encouraging me to leap into the unknown.
Even thou I did not fully understand it. The only thing I knew was some guy name Jesus died on a cross for all the wrongs things we did. A story told by my mother throughout my childhood years.
Around a kitchen table at Christian retreat Center called L’Abri in front of several witness. I simply asked for Jesus to forgive me & thank him. I felt a huge that burden was lifted from me & felt free indeed. All the things that hung around & haunted me instantaneously vanish.
God heard my prayer. God also heard another prayer that day my mother and sister Marcia prayer her foolish rebellious son and brother are now believer. As scripture says in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents.

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