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Sunday Rest and Reflection:Psalm 8

Dear Friends,

Greetings on this wonderful day of rest!  We rest in the love and grace of a Savior who died for us and rose again to demonstrate His victory over death!  We rest in His protective covering against our enemies and His justice.  All who have trusted in Him receive mercy and forgiveness of sin and its penalty.  All who are evil will be punished and we will be forever free from the enemy of our soul, Satan and his demons.  We rest in His promise of eternal life in a glorified body and will live forever in His presence!  What joy and reason to worship!

“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!  You have set your glory above the heavens.” (Psalm 8:1)  The Lord of heaven is our Lord! A personal relationship with Him is found in His Son, Jesus Christ!  (Psalm 2:7,12) God’s name is majestic, invoking worship and wonder!  His glory is above all the wondrous and beautiful heavens!

“From the lips of children and infants, you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.” (Psalm 8:2)  Children and infants easily praise the Lord without inhibitions.  Praise on our lips is fitting for God’s “children”.  Through simple and sincere worship, the enemy of our soul is silenced!  Satan’s lies and accusations cannot penetrate the connection between God and His praising children!  This is one reason why it is so important to be in a worship service with God’s children today!

“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 for him? You have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.” (Psalm 8:3-5)  The vast size and majesty of creation makes man seem insignificant.  However, God has created man in His image and likeness.  He is crowned with glory and honor.  Man has been assigned rulership and dominion over creation and has great responsibility under the Creator!  Part of gathering with God’s people is to receive instructions for dominion and to enhance God’s image in us!

“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8:9)

In His Love, Pastor John

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