Today’s reading is: Psa. 75-78
- 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).
- Asaph’s primary exhortation was for humility in the face of pending eternal judgment (Ps. 75:4-7).
- 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).
- 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).
- Believers look forward to God’s establishment of worldwide peace (Ps. 76:1-3).
- Believers look forward to total, unconditional victory of the Lord Jesus Christ (Ps. 76:4-7).
- 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).
- Believers look forward to the time when the LORD will accept gifts and tribute by all the earth (Ps. 76:11-12).
- Psalm 77 is a psalm of Asaph (Ps. 50,73-83), written in the utmost personal trouble.
- Asaph engaged in a fervent prayer ministry (Ps. 77:1-3), prompted by a sleepless time of great anguish (Ps. 77:4-9).
- Asaph found comfort in remembrance and meditation upon the past faithfulness of the LORD (Ps. 77:10-15).
- Asaph looked back to the redemption of Israel as the event which guarantees future blessing (Ps. 77:16-20).
- 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.
- 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).
- Asaph reviewed the Exodus of Israel, and pointed out their wickedness even in the midst of God’s Divine grace (Ps. 78:9-53).
- 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).
- 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).