Read 121.) Psalms 75, 93, 94, 97, 98, 99 and 100. Psalm 75: Ten verses from Asaph, one of David’s chief musicians, and who received spiritual words from God. As with most of his others, it goes to a very high theme, having a broad expanse. In this case, it goes to the theme of Final Judgment, and that involves all the peoples over all the earth. But, God is thanked and praised, because He will do so with all equity and justice in His own good time, and for that, we can take heart! Psalm 93: Not ascribed to anyone, and only 5 verses, but full of praise unto the One, True, Sovereign Lord over all the earth! We sing a lovely chorus in our church derived from the words of this psalm. Psalm 94: Having 23 verses, and no known author, it, too, goes to those matters of judgment, with justice and equity. It also brings to us an incredible promise, in verse 14, of God’s eternal choice of Israel, above all peoples to be His people and inheritance for Himself. The evidence exists in our day, 3,000 years later, as Israel is among us to this hour, and will never be destroyed!
Psalm 97: A glorious 12 verses, God is rightly depicted as being unlike all others. Unless you know; the stark and striking contrast is so very great. All the idol gods of the pagan nations around, were altogether corrupt and wicked, even as the people themselves were. It was Israel’s God, Yahweh, or Jehovah, Who alone, was altogether holy, righteous, just and pure. These traits and attributes set Him entirely apart from all the other gods of every other nation. And, He is the One True Sovereign over all the earth, Who watches over His own. You be one of them! Psalm 98: Nine verses in this very same vein. God is sovereign, and the righteous Judge. When it speaks of His salvation, it most likely refers to His deliverance of Israel from Egypt, the crossing through the Red Sea on dry ground, the crossing of the Jordan, and the giving unto Israel of the Promised Land. It could also go to Israel’s victories over, and protection from, any foreign powers that had sought to vanquish them, too. This salvation and faithfulness extends unto Israel down to this day, as they are surrounded by enemies who seek their annihilation! Psalm99: Without a doubt, these 9 verses are for the worship of God in His holiness! It speaks of His tangible presence in His Shekinah Glory in the Holiest Place in the tabernacle. It’s amazing how one’s soul can be lifted up, when they read these psalms out loud with all the emotional feeling they evoke. It’s not possible to do so, without feeling a sensation of being blessed in the very act of it! Bless the Lord, for He is good. Exalt the Lord our God, for He is holy! It’s what the Book is all about!
Harold F Crowell