Reading the Word
Psalm 8:1–9 (ESV)
1 O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. 2 Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. 3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4 what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? 5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. 6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, 7 all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, 8 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas. 9 O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Understanding and Applying the Word
The majesty of God. Have you ever paused to think about it? How awesome he is! The eternal One. The Creator of all things and the one who sustains each breath we take. The universe is vast and unsearchable, yet he knows every speck of dust on every planet and star. Wow!
So, why does God care about us so much? Why are we so important that he sent his Son to redeem us? What is man that God is mindful of him?
Mankind is created in the image of God and has been given the privilege of overseeing God’s good creation. May we remember the great privilege that is ours and may we exercise it in such a way that it glorifies the majestic God who made us.
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