Man, I can’t wait until I’m finished with the book of Psalms. Wednesdays are particularly tough as the transition from Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday to a chapter in Psalms is depressing, to say the least. 😊 Eventually we’ll be done. There is a light at the end of this tunnel!
“We praise you, God, we praise you, for your Name is near; people tell of your wonderful deeds.” – Psalm 75:1
Praising God and his deeds is a common theme in Psalms. But what deeds? The Bible never really is clear on this. It conveniently ignores the actual deeds of demanding war, slavery, and rape. Sorry, but I’m never praising those. Yes, sometimes war is justifiable if an action of defense, but in the Bible, these wars are almost always an act of offense.
“When the earth and all its people quake, it is I who hold its pillars firm.” – Psalm 75:3
Yet God doesn’t hold firm all those people who have died in earthquakes.
“In the hand of the Lord is a cup full of foaming wine mixed with spices, he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth drink it down to its very dregs.” – Psalm 75:8
Free spiced wine? Hell yes!
Psalm 75 is another chapter in which God’s deeds are praised and the wicked are said to be evil. No evidence of the good and evil deeds is provided, just a statement that there are wicked people out there. To be clear, those described as wicked are anyone who dares think for themselves.
Coming Soon: 2 Samuel – Chapter 10: David Defeats the Ammonites