Today you should read: Psalm75
Psalm 75 is the answer to the prayer in Psalm 74 as it points forward to the day Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior will return! Can you imagine what that day will be like?
Think just a moment on the new heaven and the new earth. I think the majority of Christians don’t think about this as they ought. So, if you don’t, take time now to think about how life will be when Christ returns. No pain. No sorrow. We will work, but we will not strain or toil in vain (work was there before the fall). Families will not be broken. There will be no pain or suffering…only singing, rejoicing, and making much of God through glorifying Him and giving Him praise throughout all eternity. Oh, how I long (I know you do, too) for that day!
Now, dive back into Psalm 75. You can hear the psalmist and his singing anticipation for when the wicked will be wiped away and the righteous shall reign under the authority and glory of God.
In conjunction, verse 1 and 2 make clear that the Savior leads His people in giving thanks to God for ALL of His wonderful works and waiting in anticipation for His return (of which only God knows). Verse 3 is interesting because at a specific time when earthly government is falling apart the King will come, at the appointed time, and set up His new kingdom with those who are righteous.
Verses 4 and 5 are a cutting challenge to those who are boastful and wicked. He makes clear to those who are boasting to not be “so” confident and questions the wicked, “WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE!?” He warns them not to exalt themselves. He makes clear in verses 6 and 7 that He is the One who brings men down and lifts them up – He is the supreme Ruler.
As you read verses 9 and 10 they will remind you again of the new kingdom. Jesus is the speaker and He is singing songs of praises to the God of Jacob. How amazing it is to think that God is STILL carrying out His promise to Abraham and redeeming to Himself a people, a nation, a remnant through that everlasting promise. And it is made clear that the wicked will be cut off, but the power and glory of the righteous will grow!
Oh how I long for the return of Christ – we will sing – those who are God’s chosen people with an everlasting shout of praise, giving God honor and glory for the rest of the ages!
Worship God-Enjoy God-Be useful to God’s Kingdom.
Posted by: Zach Monroe