To the Chief Musician. Set to “Do Not Destroy.” A Psalm of Asaph. A Song.
1 We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks! For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near.
2 “When I choose the proper time, I will judge uprightly.
3 The earth and all its inhabitants are dissolved; I set up its pillars firmly. Selah
4 “I said to the boastful, ‘Do not deal boastfully,’ And to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up the horn.
5 Do not lift up your horn on high; do not speak with a stiff neck.’ “
6 For exaltation comes neither from the east nor from the west nor from the south.
7 But God is the Judge: He puts down one, and exalts another.
8 For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is fully mixed, and He pours it out; surely its dregs shall all the wicked of the earth drain and drink down.
9 But I will declare forever, I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
10 “All the horns of the wicked I will also cut off, but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.”
Today is not the day for pride, but for humility. The closer we get to judgment, the more that humility and repentance is to be called for. Remember that all will be judged. The chastisement of God on the living is to correct and purify. It is to bring discipline and maturity. These are the favored. These are the sons and daughters. A father teaches his children when they mess up. When an employee messes up, he gets fired. So repent and become sons and daughters.