Tehillim / Psalms 50, Part 1, Why does the Lord keep silent when one sins?


This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 50:1-23, David opens the Psalm saying מִזְמוֹר לְאָסָף A Psalm of Asaph.  He continues saying אֵל | אֱלֹהִים יְהוָה דִּבֶּר וַיִּקְרָא-אָרֶץ מִמִּזְרַח-שֶׁמֶשׁ עַד-מְבֹאוֹ: ב   מִצִּיּוֹן מִכְלַל-יֹפִי אֱלֹהִים הוֹפִיעַ: ג   יָבֹא אֱלֹהֵינוּ וְאַל-יֶחֱרַשׁ אֵשׁ-לְפָנָיו תֹּאכֵל וּסְבִיבָיו נִשְֹעֲרָה מְאֹד: ד   יִקְרָא אֶל-הַשָּׁמַיִם מֵעָל וְאֶל-הָאָרֶץ לָדִין עַמּוֹ: 50:1 The Mighty One, God, the Lord, has spoken, And summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. 50:2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shone forth. 50:3 May our God come and not keep silence; Fire devours before Him, And it is very tempestuous around Him. 50:4 He summons the heavens above, And the earth, to judge His people (NASB)  What does it mean that the Lord has summoned the earth?  How does the heavens and the earth judge God’s people?  David continues saying 50:5 ‘Gather My godly ones to Me, Those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.’ 50:6 And the heavens declare His righteousness, For God Himself is judge. Selah. (NASB)  How do the heavens declare the righteousness of God?  The Scriptures continue saying ז   שִׁמְעָה עַמִּי | וַאֲדַבֵּרָה יִשְֹרָאֵל וְאָעִידָה בָּךְ אֱלֹהִים אֱלֹהֶיךָ אָנֹכִי: 50:7 ‘Hear, O My people, and I will speak; O Israel, I will testify against you; I am God, your God. (NASB)  He continues saying the Lord does not reprove for their sacrifices, He does not take bulls out of their flocks because he owns the cattle on a thousand mountains, He does not require sacrifices because He is hungry. (50:8-13).  Read More Here: Tehillim 50-Part1