Psalm 75 Commentary

Psalm 75 Commentary

This is a prayer of affirmation. The psalmist is declaring the praises of the El-Shaddai God. He is the Judge. He times everything. He steadies the ship. Confusion won’t last. Let the wicked hear this message.

In a world of unlimited confusion, the saint is left wondering if at all the LORD has full control of events. At times we begin to magnify satan for the happenings. He is responsible for A and B, and C.  The world says it. Satan says it. He appears to have control over success. The saint remembers satan’s word: “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

Probably, it is to this kind of thought that this psalm addresses itself. The LORD retains ultimate control of events. He brings one down, he exalts another. It is the LORD and not satan. Yet, satan wants to take the praise for everything. Lies. Always lying.

This psalm pictures the Creator God as having ultimate control of times and space. He chooses the appointed time. But even in between these key decisions, the LORD still holds His own, lifting up one and downing the other, while sustaining the earth. There is probably no blank space in between.

This thought may be important for the saint who may feel like the LORD leaves behind blanks for satan to fill in. No. Instead, let the saint burst into a song of praise to the El-Shaddai God who alone does wonderful deeds. Anyone who cares can investigate. No one from the east or the west fits the bill. Indeed, He is worthy of praise.

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Published by Joseph Malekani

Joseph Malekani is a born-again Christian with a strong PAOG/Baptist background. He is heavily involved in student ministry with ZAFES – an IFES movement with focus on student ministry in Zambia. He is married to Audrey and they have two lovely children.

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