Psalms, chapter 75

Only in Christ. Everything I am and everything I can be is because of You Lord.

Our Bible reading for today is from Psalms 75, the verse of reference in  is: 

 “To the arrogant I say, ‘Boast no more, and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horns.” (Psalms 75:4 NIV).


keep it simple

historical commentary. – Psalm 75 is considered as a didactic psalm, which is a broad category that includes teaching “sapiential” psalms, liturgical and prophetic. The psalm celebrates the righteous judgment of God and the destruction of evil. Probably it was used to celebrate the destruction of the Assyrians when Sennacherib was forced to withdraw (2 Kings 19:35, 36). The psalmist writes this hymn of thanksgiving (cf. Psalms 11).

Eradicate pride. – Pride is defined as exaggerated self-esteem, it is associated with arrogance, conceit and boasting. Let’s read this quote: “Not all sins are equal in magnitude before God, there are degrees of guilt in his view, as there is in the opinion of men. However, while this or that wrong act may seem trivial in the eyes of men, no sin is small in the sight of God. The drunkard is despised and is told that his sin will exclude him from heaven, while too often the pride, selfishness and greed are not rebuked. However, they are sins that are especially offensive to God, because it contradicts the benevolence of His character, to that unselfish love which is the very atmosphere of the unfallen universe. Whoever commits any of the grosser sins may feel ashamed and their poverty and need of the grace of Christ, but pride feels no need, and so closes the heart against Christ and are deprived of the infinite blessings He came to give CC 30.

eradicate haughtiness. – The word haughty figure comes from animal horn or elephant tusks, because it projects with arrogance and insolence to talk. Remember this warning, that we recognize the power of God in our lives: “And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth. But remember the Lord your God, for He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as at this day (Deuteronomy 8:17,18).


Our Father, we recognize what we are and have become because you, Lord, have cared for and blessed the work of our hands. We ask you to eradicate pride, self-sufficiency and pride from us. In the name of Jesus, amen.

By Dr. Franz Rios and Pablo Rios
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