Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

Psalm 8:1-9 NLT

[1] O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!

Your glory is higher than the heavens.

[2] You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you.

[3] When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place

[4] what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them?

[5] Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor.

[6] You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority—

[7] the flocks and the herds and all the wild animals,

[8] the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea, and everything that swims the ocean currents.

[9] O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!

Reflection . . .

The majesty of God is unfathomable! It is beyond our comprehension! It is higher than the heavens and deeper than the deepest ocean!

It’s mind-boggling to think that God chose us human beings to be made in His image and give us glory and honour. He has given us a responsibility to care for the earth and have authority over many things, but we too are part of His creation! The thrust of this Psalm is to recognize God’s great majesty over all things and to stand in awe of the fact that He allows us to be part of His purposes for eternity.