Crowned with the Glory of God!
Scripture reading for June 5th: Psalms 7-12
“When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is man that You are mindful of him, the son of man that You care about him?” Psalm 8:3-4
As David worshiped the majestic Lord who was “our Lord”, he began to contemplate creation. God’s glory is displayed majestically in the heavenly bodies. The sun, moon and stars all speak of the wonder of a God who breathed out the stars. (Psalm 8:1,3) In Psalm 33:6, David actually says that God made the starry host by the breath of his mouth! When looking at those heavenly hosts, David began to think about man and how insignificant man seemed compared to the vast glory of creation.
What is man? Man has been made or created just a little lower than the heavenly beings. God has crowned him with glory and honor. Man is made in God’s likeness and image. (Genesis 1:26) He has been given dominion and authority to rule over the fish of the sea, birds of the air, and over the livestock and over all the earth! (Psalm 8:6-8) God has entrusted man with His creation! That alone is enough to make us worship this amazing God! He breathes out the stars but made so special that He crowns us with honor and glory too! It is interesting to note that the New Testament applies Psalm 8:4-6 to Jesus Christ in Hebrews 2:6-8. He left glory in heaven to become a man and crown us with eternal glory!
A proper understanding of who God is and who we are in relation to Him is a great aid to true worship. We are so blessed by God to be formed in His image! We are given authority to rule over creation. We are not victims or cosmic accidents. God lovingly formed us and gave us significance beyond our size or stature in comparison to the known universe! We are mere specks of dust in comparison to the vastness of space and the heavens! Such understanding draws us to worship and adoration! Take time today to note the glorious creation and the majesty of God displayed there! Thank Him for crowning you with glory and honor! Worship His majestic name!