Daily reading

Today’s reading is: Psa. 75-78


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Psalm Seventy-Five

  1. Believers look ahead to the appointed time of judgment (Ps. 75:1-3). God has selected an appointed time for judgment with earth melting equity (cf. Isa. 24; Acts 1:7; 17:31; 2nd Pet. 3:10-13).
  2. Asaph’s primary exhortation was for humility in the face of pending eternal judgment (Ps. 75:4-7).
  3. The LORD provides a cup of judgment from which all the wicked will drink (Ps. 75:8 cf. Isa. 51:17-23; Rev. 16:19).
  4. Believers do not fear that cup, but rather look forward to eternal exaltation (Ps. 75:9-10 cf. 1st Sam. 2:10; Lk. 1:69).

Psalm Seventy-Six

  1. Believers look forward to God’s establishment of worldwide peace (Ps. 76:1-3).
  2. Believers look forward to total, unconditional victory of the Lord Jesus Christ (Ps. 76:4-7).
  3. Believers look forward to God’s heavenly judgment being executed on earth, even as the wrath of unbelievers is done away with (Ps. 76:8-10).
  4. Believers look forward to the time when the LORD will accept gifts and tribute by all the earth (Ps. 76:11-12).

Psalm Seventy-Seven

  1. Psalm 77 is a psalm of Asaph (Ps. 50,73-83), written in the utmost personal trouble.
  2. Asaph engaged in a fervent prayer ministry (Ps. 77:1-3), prompted by a sleepless time of great anguish (Ps. 77:4-9).
  3. Asaph found comfort in remembrance and meditation upon the past faithfulness of the LORD (Ps. 77:10-15).
  4. Asaph looked back to the redemption of Israel as the event which guarantees future blessing (Ps. 77:16-20).

Psalm Seventy-Eight

  1. In Psalm 78, Asaph composes a song of thanksgiving and praise for the Lord’s faithfulness despite Israel’s faithlessness. This walk through of Israel’s history is the second longest psalm after Ps. 119.
  2. Each generation is obligated to learn God’s Word from their elders, and to pass along that same Word to the younger generation when their day comes (Psa. 78:1-8).
  3. Asaph reviewed the Exodus of Israel, and pointed out their wickedness even in the midst of God’s Divine grace (Ps. 78:9-53).
  4. Asaph reviewed the period of Judges, and pointed out Israel’s wickedness even in the midst of God’s Divine grace (Ps. 78:54-64).
  5. Asaph reviewed the period of the Davidic Kingdom, and pointed out the blessings of God’s Divine grace through the Davidic reign (Ps. 78:65-72).