Tehillim / Psalms 75, Part 1, Remembering and Declaring the Praises of God

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 75:1-9, the psalm opens saying, א   לַמְנַצֵּחַ אַל-תַּשְׁחֵת מִזְמוֹר לְאָסָף שִׁיר:  For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song. (NASB)  Asaph says, ב   הוֹדִינוּ לְּךָ | אֱלֹהִים הוֹדִינוּ וְקָרוֹב שְׁמֶךָ סִפְּרוּ נִפְלְאוֹתֶיךָ:  75:1 We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks, For Your name is near; Men declare Your wondrous works. (NASB)  What does it mean the Name of the Lord is near?  He continues saying, ג   כִּי-אֶקַּח מוֹעֵד אֲנִי מֵישָׁרִים אֶשְׁפֹּט: ד   נְמוֹגִים-אֶרֶץ וְכָל-יֹשְׁבֶיהָ אָנֹכִי תִּכַּנְתִּי עַמּוּדֶיהָ סֶּלָה: 75:2 ‘When I select an appointed time, It is I who judge with equity. 75:3 ‘The earth and all who dwell in it melt; It is I who have firmly set its pillars. Selah. (NASB)  The Hebrew text states that the Lord make’s straight His judgments by the selection of an appointed time.  How does the Lord making an appointed time cause him to make His judgments straight?  What does it mean to make a judgment straight?  Asaph continues saying, ה   אָמַרְתִּי לַהוֹלְלִים אַל-תָּהֹלּוּ וְלָרְשָׁעִים אַל-תָּרִימוּ קָרֶן: ו   אַל-תָּרִימוּ לַמָּרוֹם קַרְנְכֶם תְּדַבְּרוּ בְצַוָּאר עָתָק:  75:4 ‘I said to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’ And to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up the horn; 75:5 Do not lift up your horn on high, Do not speak with insolent pride.’ (NASB)  What does it mean to lift the horn?  The lifting of a horn is connected to one speaking in pride? Read more here: Tehillim 75-Part1

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