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Psalm 75 (ESV)
God Will Judge with Equity
To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song.
1 We give thanks to you, O God;
we give thanks, for your name is near.
We recount your wondrous deeds.
2 “At the set time that I appoint
I will judge with equity.
3 When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants,
it is I who keep steady its pillars. Selah
4 I say to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’
and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horn;
5 do not lift up your horn on high,
or speak with haughty neck.’”
6 For not from the east or from the west
and not from the wilderness comes lifting up,
7 but it is God who executes judgment,
putting down one and lifting up another.
8 For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup
with foaming wine, well mixed,
and he pours out from it,
and all the wicked of the earth
shall drain it down to the dregs.
9 But I will declare it forever;
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
10 All the horns of the wicked I will cut off,
but the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.
- This thanksgiving psalm anticipates a victory in Israel when God as Judge would destroy the wicked and establish the righteous. God judges when He decides the time is right, and He judges fairly.
- God as the Sovereign Judge forces His enemies to drink all the wine of judgment that He has prepared for them. One may choose to act against God by doing evil, but then he or she has to accept the consequences of rebellion against God and harming His people.
- The psalmist concluded by praising God publicly, and in song, for judging His enemies. The horns symbolize strength. Israel’s enemies would lose their strength, but God’s people would grow stronger.
- Though we might encounter hardship from others, we have the confidence that God will judge and is near to His people.
Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse with God and listen to what He wants to tell you. Then write down any thought and/or prayer in your spiritual journal.
We Give Thanks – www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPwR-6H6KNY