Between Zechariah and Esther my Bible-in-a-year schedule has a few days of Psalms to read. I am very happy about this because I love the Psalms. On my schedule yesterday were Psalms 74, 75, and 76.
I decided to post Psalm 75 for today. It is a beautiful Psalm that reminds me who deserves our thanks for all the blessings in our lives. It is the Lord who will ultimately mete out justice to the proud and wicked who deserve it. It is also the Lord who will impart His great mercy on the humble who trust in Him and sing His praises.
For the choir director: A psalm of Asaph. A song to be sung to the tune “Do Not Destroy!”
1 We thank you, O God!
We give thanks because you are near.
People everywhere tell of your wonderful deeds.
2 God says, “At the time I have planned,
I will bring justice against the wicked.
3 When the earth quakes and its people live in turmoil,
I am the one who keeps its foundations firm.
4 “I warned the proud, ‘Stop your boasting!’
I told the wicked, ‘Don’t raise your fists!
5 Don’t raise your fists in defiance at the heavens
or speak with such arrogance.'”
6 For no one on earth—from east or west,
or even from the wilderness—
should raise a defiant fist.
7 It is God alone who judges;
he decides who will rise and who will fall.
8 For the Lord holds a cup in his hand
that is full of foaming wine mixed with spices.
He pours out the wine in judgment,
and all the wicked must drink it,
draining it to the dregs.
9 But as for me, I will always proclaim what God has done;
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
10 For God says, “I will break the strength of the wicked,
but I will increase the power of the godly.”