In Psalm 75, the psalmist alternates between expressions of gratitude and proclamations of God's impending judgment. The text paints a vivid picture of God as the supreme Judge who holds the "cup of judgment" and has the power to exalt or humble individuals and nations. The psalmist assures that the arrogant and the wicked will not go unpunished, while the righteous will be lifted up. This psalm serves as a cautionary reminder of God’s omnipotent role as a just Judge, as well as an optimistic affirmation of His deliverance for those who walk in righteousness.

Psalms 75

1  (To the chief Musician, Altaschith, A Psalm or Song of Asaph.) Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.

2  When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.

3  The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.

4  I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:

5  Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.

6  For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.

7  But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.

9  But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

10  All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

End of Psalms 75

1 Year Plan:  Jul 1 - 2 Chr 20, 2 Chr 21,  Ps 75 [next day]

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