How Majestic is Your Name!

Psalm 8

I have always been amazed by God’s creation for as long as I can think of I marveled at its beauty. From my youth reflecting on the times mom took us to the main library getting that book on how to build a telescope so that I could get a closer look at the stars.  Now, man has sent a telescope out into space so that we can gaze even deeper into the universe. If you’ve never done it before go to the science centers observatory and take a look. ISS007-E-16525

As I sit and watch the geese, both mother and father nurturing their children again I sit in awe. Wonderfully they protect them. They show them how to swim. One flaps his wings demonstrating to them how to strengthen their wings, and feeding them leading them to various pastures.

Reading this amazing Psalm you can visualize young David still tending to his sheep lying in the pastures with his eyes fixed heavenward, with feelings of wonder and excitement when he looks at His heavens, the work of His fingers, the moon and the stars. Yet, to think that in all that God has done in establishing the foundations of the earth, creating the birds in the sky to the fish in the sea He would be mindful enough to care for man.

Creating man in His image, and likeness that man would have dominion over creation. In this man was separated from the rest of living creation and defined his relationship as above the rest of creation. This authority comes in our unity now given us in Christ Jesus, once lost in Adam.

What is man, that you are mindful of him, or the son of man, that you care for him? You made him for a little while lower than the angels;  you have crowned him with glory and honor, putting everything in subjection under his feet. Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. Heb 2;6-9

God’s Majestic Name. The opening words in v.1 set the theme of the psalm, which v.9 then repeats. The majesty of God’s name his revealed character is seen in the dignity He gives to mankind. Esv

D John

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