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God is the Judge (Daily Portion 10208)

Content Author: 
Reagan, David
Scripture Passage: 
Psalm 75:10

This psalm assures the saints that, though the wicked exalt themselves against them, the Lord will be the final judge of all men. He will promote and He will cast down. We must look to Him and not to man.

What Does It Say?

  1. The __________ and all the inhabitants thereof are ____________.
  2. He said to the wicked, Lift not up the _________.
  3. For _____________ cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
  4. The wicked shall wring out the __________ of the cup of the Lord and ________ them.
  5. But I will ________ for ever; I will sing _________ to the God of Jacob.

What Does It Mean?

  1. Read verse six and tell the direction from which promotion comes. From verse seven, we see that this is the direction in which God dwells. Read Psalm 48:2 and Isaiah 14:13. Why do you think the north is connected with the Lord?
  2. In verse eight, the Lord has a cup in His hand. He pours it out and the wicked drink of it. The picture of the Lord’s cup is found several times in the Bible. Read the following scriptures and tell what you think is the significance of the cup: Isaiah 51:17, Isaiah 51:22; Jeremiah 25:15-17, Jeremiah 25:27-28; Revelation 14:10; Revelation 16:19; Revelation 18:3).
  3. In this psalm, the wicked are told not to lift up their horn (v.4, 5). The horns of the wicked will be cut off (v.10), but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted (v.10). Horns come from the horns of animals and are used in scripture as a symbol of power, strength, honor, and grandeur. What does it mean for someone to lift up their own horn (v.4, 5; see Amos 6:13)? What does it mean to have your horns cut off (v.10; Jeremiah 48:25; Lamentations 2:3; Amos 3:14)? What does it mean to have your horns exalted (v.10; 1 Samuel 2:1, 10; Psalm 89:17, Psalm 89:24; Psalm 92:10; Psalm 112:9; Psalm 148:14)?

What Does It Mean to Me?

  1. The psalm speaks against those who speak with a stiff neck (v.5). A stiff neck is related to rebellion (Deuteronomy 31:27). In 2Chronicles 30:8, God tells Israel, “Now be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves unto the LORD.”  Why is a stiff neck used as a picture of rebellion? In what ways have you had a stiff neck in your own life? What is God’s solution to a stiff neck? Explain how God’s solution can be put to practice.
  2. The psalmist says of the Lord, “for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.” What is the significance of the name of the Lord? What does it mean that the Lord’s name is near? How do the wondrous works of the Lord declare the nearness of His name?

Suggested Memory Verses

Psalm 75:1; Psalm 75:6-7

David Reagan
Daily Proverb

Proverbs 18:23

The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.