Sometimes we get that feeling of loneliness. We feel like there’s no one there to support us, help us, or even pray with us. We have adapted to this mindset for a long time, but I want to remind you that you’re not alone in this life. You have someone who is constantly in your corner and someone who is always going to provide what is best for you. That person is God. He is always going to be with you no matter where you go. In today’s passage, Asaph talks about giving thanks to the Lord. In Psalm 75:1, it says “We thank you, O God! We give thanks because you are near.” Then jumping ahead to verse 3 of Psalm 75, it talks about how God will keep our foundations firm. What this means is that when He brings justice to the wicked and the people start to feel like they are living in turmoil, God is the only one who can keep its foundation solid or firm. Another thought to consider is to not be quick to judge. In Psalm 75:7, it says “It is God alone judges; he decides who will rise and who will fall.” We need to understand that God is the one person who can judge. James agrees with this in James 4:12 where he says “But you-who are you to judge your neighbor?” (NIV translation). We shouldn’t judge anyone based on external factors and features. While our external features and human self is different, God only looks at the heart of man.
I want to challenge you today to not judge anyone because there is no reason for us to go around and judging people. Instead of judging, let’s start loving on people. We all have differences and opinions about different things. One thing I was taught was that an opinion is like a belly button: everyone’s got one. When it comes to the kingdom of God, let’s put our differences aside and start loving others the way that Christ loves us (Romans 5:8).
Psalm 75 NLT
For the choir director: A psalm of Asaph. A song to be sung to the tune “Do Not Destroy!”
1 We thank you, O God!
We give thanks because you are near.
People everywhere tell of your wonderful deeds.
2 God says, “At the time I have planned,
I will bring justice against the wicked.
3 I am the one who keeps its foundations firm. Interlude
4 “I warned the proud, ‘Stop your boasting!’
I told the wicked, ‘Don’t raise your fists!
5 Don’t raise your fists in defiance at the heavens
or speak with such arrogance.’”
6 For no one on earth—from east or west,
or even from the wilderness—
should raise a defiant fist.
7 It is God alone who judges;
he decides who will rise and who will fall.
8 For the Lord holds a cup in his hand
that is full of foaming wine mixed with spices.
He pours out the wine in judgment,
and all the wicked must drink it,
draining it to the dregs.
9 But as for me, I will always proclaim what God has done;
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
10 For God says, “I will break the strength of the wicked,
but I will increase the power of the godly.”