Catechesis Notes for the Week —Psalm 75—Luther on the Psalm: “The 75th psalm is a psalm of comfort against the stiff-necked, proud, godless teachers who are self-secure and presume on their office, as if they need fear nothing, neither threat nor punishment. As Psalm 73 above has written: Who shall be our teacher? We are the teachers! WE sit in the office, we have the power, and all must obey us or be excommunicated as heretics. So also today our secure princes and rebellious spirits sit as spiritual and worldly tyrants, thinking that God Himself can neither see nor overthrow them.
But this psalm says otherwise. It gives us the comfort that we should look forward to the judgment when the godless will be judged and pass away. The earth and all its inhabitants will shake and tremble; nevertheless God will preserve the pillars, that is, the godly who bear and preserve this world, as St. Paul (1 Timothy 3:15) calls the Church a foundation and pillar of truth. Thus God preserved Lot when He overthrew Sodom, and He preserved the believing Jews with the apostles when He destroyed the Jewish nation. For He well knows how to deliver His own when He destroys a land.” From Reading the Psalms with Luther, CPH CP200329