"O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth!
You have set Your glory above the heavens." Psalm 8:1
This scripture is an exaltation of the majestic name of our Lord. David was worshipping God just as we should. He left us great examples throughout scripture, especially the Psalms, in teaching us how to praise our heavenly Father without holding back. There is a popular praise song that was written a few years ago from the inspiration of this Psalm.
I believe David expected others to join him in celebrating our God through song and prayer and playing of instruments and dance... yes, even dance in His name; giving all glory to Him.
"Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
You have established strength
Because of Your foes,
To still the enemy and the avenger." (Psalm 8:2)
He not only created us when we came into the world from our mother's womb, but again when we came to salvation through His Son. When we belong to God, we become a living, breathing embodiment of His presence and what He can do through us. We are strong in the Lord and the power of His might. (Eph. 6:10) The evil one is weakened with every whisper of Jesus' name.
"When I look at Your heavens, the work of
The moon and the stars, which You have
Set in place,
What is man that You are mindful of
And the son of man that You care for him?
Yet You have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
And crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the
works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet" (Psalm 8:3-6)
While David was praising God, who made all things, he also gave notice to us, who are created in His image. So while God was creating this magnificent world we live in, He had you and I on His mind. Of course, the main emphasis being the excellence of God, then recognition of the Lord's believers and where we fit into God's plan for this world.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." (2 Cor. 5:17).
"All sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
The birds of the heavens,
And the fish of the sea,
Whatever passes along the paths of the seas." (Psalm 8:7,8)
We must always slow down and take notice of the beauty of this world and all creatures in it. Through His creation He is speaking love into us. We are blessed to live in a world of such wonder and beauty. We must sing His praises for allowing us to be such a huge part of His creation. Let's pick up our instruments and play for His glory!
"O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth!" (Psalm 8:9)
I love you & He loves you more!
Lord, How generous You are to us as You created this world for us. You placed us to be incharge of all creatures here below. May we always be thankful for Your goodness and grace You pour out on us as we live our lives; being fully focused on our praise for You always. Forgive me when I have taken it for granted. In Jesus' name. Amen.