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Bible Commentaries

G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible

Psalms 76

Verses 1-12

The singer celebrates a great victory, recognizing it as the work of God. The song has three movements. In the first, God is seen as the defense of the people (verses Psa 76:1-3 ). In the second, His victory over their enemies is declared (verses Psa 76:4-9 ). In the third, the truth is summarized, and appeal is made to His people and the surrounding nations to change their attitude toward Him (verses Psa 76:10-12 ).

The national life gathers around Him. He is known by the nation; His dwelling place is in their city. The attack made upon them has been broken by the One who dwells in the midst of them. The issue of His judgment is manifest in the blotting out of the enemy. They have ceased to be, having been put to the sleep of death. God's judgments are purposeful, He arose to save the meek, and they are resistless; the enemies are no more. So perfect is His government that by judgment He compels evil to serve His purpose, making the wrath of men to praise Him. To such 'a God there should be allegiance sworn and rendered by His people, and the surrounding peoples should submit with gifts.

While the weapons of our warfare are spiritual, God is the same in might; and while He is in the midst our defense is sure. No weapon formed against the trusting people can prosper.

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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Psalms 76". "G. Campbell Morgan Exposition on the Bible". 1857-84.