Vs. 1, “We praise you, God, we praise you, for your Name is near; people tell of your wonderful deeds.” Our psalm today is from Asaph, one of the musicians appointed by King David to lead temple worship. Asaph gives thanks to the LORD for answered prayer from the previous psalm. It is God who brings judgment at the appointed time (vs. 1-3). When we look at the chaos around us today, these words of judgment ring true (vs. 4-8). Anticipating God’s timing and faithfulness upon those who are wicked, Asaph looks to praise God (vs. 9-10).
Regarding application…State of Emergency. Vs. 8, “In the hand of the LORD is a cup full of foaming wine mixed with spices; he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth drink it down to its very dregs.” God’s judgment upon the wicked will come. I was just reading in USA Today that America has been in a perpetual state of emergency. There are officially thirty states of emergency that America is cautious of. Likewise, we as Christian’s must be aware of the wickedness around us, but not despair. There is a spiritual state of emergency that compels us to turn in trust to God. Though there is danger around every corner, we rejoice because Jesus will come again!