Tag: Psalm 8

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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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 breaths out the stars but cares enough about us to crown us with honor and glory too!

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 know 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!

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