One reason many Scriptures are so well-loved is that once in a while, we will be reading along and come to a statement that nails a truth so dead-on, we sit there gasping for breath. We can hardly believe what we are reading. Case in point, Psalm 50.
You hate instruction and cast my words behind you. When you saw a thief, you consented with him, and have been a partaker with adulterers. You give your mouth to evil, and your tongue frames deceit. You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother’s son.
And then, the clincher:
These things you have done, and I kept silent; (and as a result) you thought that I was just like you.(Ps. 50:17-21)
Wow. The people got by with all their foolishness and as a result, decided not only that God was okay with it, He was “just like us.”