Chapter-a-Day Psalm 75

WordsWe thank you, God, we thank you— your Name is our favorite word; Psalm 75:1a (MSG)

I have favorite words. I didn’t know this until my Freshman English teacher, Ms. Jacobsen, pointed it out to me. At that point in time, "aspect" was my favorite word. I used it all the time in my English papers. To this day, as I re-read something I’ve written, I notice that I’ll use a certain word multiple times in a paragraph. Sometimes I’ll even use the same word multiple times in the same sentence.

I chuckled as I read the first verse of Psalm 75 this morning. I thought to myself, "I know some people who use God’s name like it’s their favorite word, but they don’t use it the way the Asaph meant!" In my work as a call coach, teaching Customer Service Representatives how to deliver great customer service, I often tell my clients that people like to hear their names used conversationally. If we are made in God’s image, I would imagine that He likes to hear us use His name conversationally, as well. How often does God hear me calling out His name? Would Ms. Jacobsen pick it out as one of my favorite words?

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3 thoughts on “Chapter-a-Day Psalm 75”

  1. 2-4 You say, “I’m calling this meeting to order,
    I’m ready to set things right.
    When the earth goes topsy-turvy
    And nobody knows which end is up,
    I nail it all down,
    I put everything in place again.
    I say to the smart alecks, ‘That’s enough,’
    to the bullies, ‘Not so fast.'”
    Its in uncertain times such as these that these words give me such peace. I discussed with my dad most of the morning how the world looks today and what that means for the future. We also discussed history and what has been in the past in the U.S. I’m not much of a pessimist, but its hard not to worry about the future. These verses today remind me that I don’t need to worry. God is in control. I’m not sure what that looks like either, but it takes the pressure off me. I just need to continue being the best husband, father, son and friend that I can be while serving my Lord in my job too. God will handle the rest!

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