God Will Judge with Equity
To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song.
75 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.
God is the ultimate judge. No one else is. Only God. That is the message of this psalm. Where does this truth land on your life today?
Perhaps you find yourself haunted by a past in which you were a victim of some form of abuse. God will judge. Maybe your life today is plagued by animosity from family members toward you. God will judge. Perhaps you feel discouraged when you read or listen to the news and hear the media, and those whom they interview, twisting the truth. God will judge. All will be put right.
Or maybe you find yourself tormented by a conscience that knows you yourself to be the perpetrator of evil – of selfishness, of mean words, or relational withdrawal, of deceit. If so, repent and seek restitution with those whom you have wronged. But beneath it all, take heart in the greatest truth of God’s judgment: God judged his own righteous Son in place of us unrighteous rebels, so that any who turns to take refuge in him gets the future that Jesus deserves.
This, above all else, is reason to give thanks to God for is wondrous deeds (v.1).