““You let your mouth loose in evil And your tongue frames deceit. “You sit and speak against your brother; You slander your own mother’s son. “These things you have done and I kept silence; You thought that I was just like you; I will reprove you and state the case in order before your eyes.” (Psalm 50:19–21, NASB95)
The words we say and the intent with which we say them matter, and our relationships matter before the Lord.
In Psalm 50, God is prepared to offer salvation, but the indictment he brings against Israel first is one of their intensive self-centeredness. In time they had begun to think that God was just like them, rather than that they were to become like God. But God would now rise and clarify for them the nature of their hidden rebellion.
No. God is not like us, It is our call then today to consider Him and not ourselves as the norm for glory.
Let us seek him. Be silent before him. Listen.
Show us what is next for us, and keep us from presuming our own designs.