Psalm 75 Outline
– The people thanked to God for being with them (Psalm 75:1)
– God will judge everyone at an appointed time (Psalm 75:2-5)
– Only God can make judgment, bring low or exalt a person (Psalm 75:6-8)
– The psalmist is determined to praise God (Psalm 75:9-10)
Psalm 75 Summary
In Psalm 75:1, the people give thanks to God for his presence with them and ready to help so that they can testify about his wonderful deeds among them.
In Psalm 75:2-5, God will judge everyone at an appointed time, on the judgment day. God watches over the inhabitants of the earth and make sure that everything is carried out with uprightness and justice, just as the way he wanted, during wars. God advised the wicked not to be proud and boast. God used the metaphor of oxen that will not lift up its head to receive the yoke, to describe that the people should be humble and not speak proudly against God.
In Psalm 75:6-8, no one from anywhere in the world can exalt a man. God is the only judge on the earth and only he has the right to make judgment. God is the one who humble one and exalts another. God can punish the wicked at anytime if he want.
In Psalm 75:9-10, the psalmist is determined to sing praises to the God of Jacob. Wicked people who are disobedient to God will be cut off but the righteous will be lifted up.
Psalm 75 Bible Study
1. God’s presence is important
God’s presence is important. If God is with you, everything you do will be successful. In Genesis 39:2, and the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. In Genesis 39:21, but the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
2. Only God can judge
Only God can judge and we have no right to make judgment on other people. We can only make judgment based on God’s words in the bible. If you judge based on your own viewpoint, it is a sin. Christians should not judge, gossip, slander, or flatter people. In James 4:12, there is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another? In 2 Timothy 4:1, I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom. In Luke 6:37, judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.
In Matthew 7:1-5, Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?Â Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
In 1 Corinthians 11:31, for if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. In Revelation 20:12, Â and I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
3. God exalts the humble people
If you want God to exalt you, you must humble yourself and not be proud. In James 4:16, But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. In Ephesians 2:8-9, for by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:Â Not of works, lest any man should boast. In Proverbs 16:18-19, pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.