Life Notes “Call Upon Me!” Psalm 50:15

“Call Upon Me!” Psalm 50:15

Led by the Spirit through prayer and the Word we acknowledge our Almighty God as our creator of the world that surrounds us.

In prayer we come closer to God and receive a glimpse of Him who surpasses all understanding. The Spirit guides us through prayer to receive direction and wisdom that can only be gained by acknowledging who is the source of life. As we pray we converse with God, growing stronger through the encouragement and insight that is given.

The Psalmist Asaph, speaks to believers in Psalm 50 encouraging the faithful with God’s words “…When you are in trouble, call for Me.  I will come and rescue you, and you will honor me.”  God’s warning is there also. The psalmist writes, for those who do not truly believe God says, “Who do you think you are?  Listing off My laws, acting as if your life is in alignment with My ways?  For it’s clear that you despise My guidance; you throw My wise words over your shoulder.”

 “Call upon Me and I will deliver you,” is a promise then for whom? God does not answer those who do not believe in Him. Yet to those who correct their ways the words of promise are given, “I will show the salvation of the Lord.”

Question: Who is Asaph, the author of Psalm 50?”

Answer: Asaph was a skilled singer and poet and is also mentioned as a “seer” or prophet. Asaph was one of a number of Levites that King David assigned as worship leaders in the tabernacle choir, according to 1 Chronicles6:31–32. (1 Chronicles 6:39). Asaph’s duties are described in detail in 1 Chronicles 16. The church musicians of our day can be considered spiritual “children of Asaph.”