Today’s post is part of our Psalm Saturdays series from guest blogger Robert Chamberlain. You can contact him by sending a message to bobjc88 @ gmail.com. You can also find him at his new blog at www.roberlain.blogspot.com .
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!
This Psalm is U shaped! It starts with the Lord above the heavens. Then it descends to His creation before returning to the majestic Lord of glory.
It’s not just the Psalm that makes that journey. Jesus Christ descended below the angelic heavenly beings to become one of us. He did it so that He might raise us up with Him to glory.
None of the angels humbled themselves to death on a cross on our behalf. That’s why we don’t worship them. We worship the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave His life for us and lives forevermore for us.
When we consider the majesty of creation itself, it’s amazing that God would consider us. And yet the Son of God became the Son of Man that we might become sons and daughters of the Most High. No wonder that children who grasp this wonder sing His praises!
Jesus, the one who humbled Himself to a humiliating and excruciating execution on our behalf, has been placed by His Father as the King of creation. All things are answerable to Him.
He’s exalted in the highest heaven. He’s on the throne. And His name is the most majestic in the earth. He’s greater than the greatest warrior or scientist. Victory and wisdom are His. To Him be all the glory!
“Oh Yahweh, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth. We praise You for descending in order that we might ascend to You in glory, for the honour of Your name, amen.”
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