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Psalm 75: Thy name is near

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In many psalms such as psalm 2 and psalm 91, separate voices speak out of one psalm. It is almost as if the psalmist writes, then the Holy Spirit speaks directly. The psalm begins with a human speaker. The human speaker speaks of giving thanks to God. Then another speaker seems to rise, who speaks of being powerful enough to bear up the pillars.

Power is the main theme of this psalm. Power to build up and power to cast down. Power to demote and power to promote. And all power comes from God.

Ultimately, the greatest power is the power to judge and to dispense destruction, to dissolved the dregs of humanity. This power is God's alone.

1{To the chief Musician, Altaschith, A Psalm or Song of Asaph.} Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.

2When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.

3The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.

4I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:

5Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.

6For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.

7But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

8For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.

9But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

10All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

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