God’s Word of Praise and Thanksgiving
Psalm 75: In today’s reading the psalm writer expresses trust in God’s judgment and acknowledges that God judges with fairness.
God the Judge
1We give thanks to you, O God, we give thanks to you!
We proclaim how great you are
and tell of the wonderful things you have done.
2“I have set a time for judgment,” says God,
“and I will judge with fairness.
3Though every living creature tremble
and the earth itself be shaken,
I will keep its foundations firm.
4I tell the wicked not to be arrogant;
5I tell them to stop their boasting.”
6Judgment does not come from the east or from the west,
from the north or from the south;
7it is God who is the judge,
condemning some and acquitting others.
8The Lord holds a cup in his hand,
filled with the strong wine of his anger.
He pours it out, and all the wicked drink it;
they drink it down to the last drop.
9But I will never stop speaking of the God of Jacob
or singing praises to him.
10He will break the power of the wicked,
but the power of the righteous will be increased.
Today’s Key Verse: Psalm 75:1
We give thanks to you, O God, we give thanks to you! We proclaim how great you are and tell of the wonderful things you have done.
How is God described in this psalm? Verse 2 says that God has “set a time for judgment” and “will judge with fairness.” What verses speak to you of God’s fairness?
Righteous God, you rule with fairness and mercy. I will never stop speaking about you, and daily will I sing your praises and proclaim the wonderful things you have done. Amen.
Psalm 81: A song for a festival.