Prayer Meeting: Psalm 75


Title: Prayer Meeting: Psalm 75

  1. Meta
    • 2023-08-16 RHI Prayer Meeting
  2. Read
    1. Read Psalm 75 in three different versions
  3. Understanding (what does the text say? What does the text mean?)
    1. Who wrote this psalm?
    2. What does it mean to “lift up your horn” (vv. 4, 5, 10)?
      • NET Note on v. 4: “The horn of an ox underlies the metaphor (see Deut. 33:17; 1 Kgs 22:11; Ps 92:10). The horn of the wild ox is frequently a metaphor for military strength; the idiom ‘exalt/lift up the horn’ signifies military victory (see 1 Sam 2:10; Pss 89:17, 24; 92:10; Lam 2:17). Here the idiom seems to refer to an arrogant attitude that assumes victory has been achieved.”
    3. What is the principal thing that this psalm says that God will do? (judge)
    4. What instructions does God give, and to whom? (vv. 4, 5)
    5. How does Asaph respond to God’s message? (give thanks, recount God’s wondrous deeds, declare it forever, sing praises, cut off the horns of the wicked)
  4. Application
    1. What message from this psalm particularly hits home for you?
    2. What do you think that God wants you to do about this psalm?
    3. What can you share with someone else this week?