In Psalm 75 this is a psalm of thanksgiving and confidence in God’s judgment. It is attributed to Asaph or David and may relate to David’s accession to the throne after Saul’s death. It expresses the belief that God never loses control of the universe and will judge the wicked at the right time. It also declares the intention of the psalmist to rule or serve God with integrity and faithfulness. Promotion comes from God alone. Praise God for His justice and mercy.
It reads in Psalm 75:1-10 NIV:
“For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” A psalm of Asaph. A song.”
We praise you, God, we praise you, for your Name is near; people tell of your wonderful deeds. You say, “I choose the appointed time; it is I who judge with equity. When the earth and all its people quake, it is I who hold its pillars firm. To the arrogant I say, ‘Boast no more,’ and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horns. Do not lift your horns against heaven; do not speak so defiantly.’” No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt themselves. It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another. 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. As for me, I will declare this forever; I will sing praise to the God of Jacob, who says, “I will cut off the horns of all the wicked, but the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.”