Psalm 76 (Listen)

76:1   In Judah God is known;
    his name is great in Israel.
  His abode has been established in Salem,
    his dwelling place in Zion.
  There he broke the flashing arrows,
    the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. Selah
  Glorious are you, more majestic
    than the mountains full of prey.
  The stouthearted were stripped of their spoil;
    they sank into sleep;
  all the men of war
    were unable to use their hands.
  At your rebuke, O God of Jacob,
    both rider and horse lay stunned.
  But you, you are to be feared!
    Who can stand before you
    when once your anger is roused?
  From the heavens you uttered judgment;
    the earth feared and was still,
  when God arose to establish judgment,
    to save all the humble of the earth. Selah
10   Surely the wrath of man shall praise you;
    the remnant of wrath you will put on like a belt.
11   Make your vows to the LORD your God and perform them;
    let all around him bring gifts
    to him who is to be feared,
12   who cuts off the spirit of princes,
    who is to be feared by the kings of the earth.


God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel. (Psalm 76:1)

Today’s Psalm was written as a song of praise to the Lord. The psalmist declares that God’s greatness is known and expresses some of the reasons why God has captured everyone’s attention. Do you take time each day to praise God for all He has done? It is easy to ask God for help, but it isn’t always as easy to adore Him for who He is. Will you make Him known today and share how you have seen His blessings in your life?

Pray It: Father, Your power is beyond my comprehension and towers over the powerful people I see on earth. Help me to remember to praise and adore you both for who you are and what you have done in my life. Amen.

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