Psalm 76: Jehovah, the eternal victorious king
The Psalms express the word of God and their content tells a specific story. These prayers are appropriate because they can be applied at any time. The Psalm 76 shows Jehovah as a victorious king and a high priest taking the inhabitants of the earth as his faithful followers; love emanating from his presence.
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Psalm 76 and the victorious God
Psalm 76 shows us full of victory and justice God. The Lord protects the poor man with a noble and pure heart. The Creator loves all men on earth, but His heart rejoices at humility and goodness. This Psalm tells us about Jerusalem, which was known as Salem and its name means “abode of peace”. In that city the name of the Creator was exalted.
This psalm is full of optimism and tells us about the kingdom of the Lord. There, no nation will raise its fight against another nor cease war among men. It will be a victorious reign where the Christ will return and raise his kingdom from the ashes.
A Psalm that will serve to reaffirm our beliefs in the divine
This psalm is very useful when we need to fill ourselves with great optimism. Psalm 76 of the Catholic Bible shows us the greatness of creation. The reading of this story will serve to lift our spirits. We can perform some relaxation exercise to feel more serene and be able to interpret with greater certainty each of the verses found in the psalm. Each verse must be analyzed to understand in depth the message enclosed in it.
In some moments of our lives when we are facing a problem, it is difficult for us to analyze each verse because of the emotional state that surrounds us. For that reason the psalms can be better understood when readings are taken together. The readings of the biblical teachings should be commented in order to decipher their eternal message with greater clarity.
It is truly magical to observe how such an old message will serve us at the right moment when we are going through some a difficult situation. It seems that the psalm was conceived for us. The psalm is Jehovah’s response to some of our inner questions. Only God knows our deepest feelings.
1 God is renowned in Judah;
in Israel his name is great.
2 His tent is in Salem,
his dwelling place in Zion.
3 There he broke the flashing arrows,
the shields and the swords, the weapons of war.
4 You are radiant with light,
more majestic than mountains rich with game.
5 The valiant lie plundered,
they sleep their last sleep;
not one of the warriors
can lift his hands.
6 At your rebuke, God of Jacob,
both horse and chariot lie still.
7 It is you alone who are to be feared.
Who can stand before you when you are angry?
8 From heaven you pronounced judgment,
and the land feared and was quiet—
9 when you, God, rose up to judge,
to save all the afflicted of the land.
10 Surely your wrath against mankind brings you praise,
and the survivors of your wrath are restrained.
11 Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfill them;
let all the neighboring lands
bring gifts to the One to be feared.
12 He breaks the spirit of rulers;
he is feared by the kings of the earth.
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