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Bible Commentaries

Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible

Psalms 75

Verses 1-10

If this, and the former psalm, were written by different men and at different periods, then the spiritual sense of the editor is most clearly revealed in their juxtaposition in this book. This is a complete and remarkable answer to that. In form the song is dramatic. It opens with a chorus which is an ascription of praise (verse Psa 75:1 ). This is answered directly by God Himself. He declares that in the set time He judges. All the appearances of the hour may be perplexing, but the heart may know that He knows, and awaits only the right moment to act. Chaos may characterize the outlook, but order enwraps it all, for God has set up the pillars (verses Psa 75:2-3 ). Then the solo of the confident soul breaks forth, and, addressing the wicked, charges them not to be confident, because God is the judge. In His hand He holds the cup of judgment. Ultimately He abases the wicked, and lifts up the righteous. Therefore the singer's song is ceaseless. In experience such a song as this always succeeds an honest declaration of perplexity made directly to God by a tried, but trusting, soul. The prophecy of Habakkuk is another perfect illustration of the fact.

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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Psalms 75". "Morgan's Exposition on the Bible". 1857-84.