Psalm 8:1-4: How Majestic Your Name On All the Earth

As you meditate on the words of this psalm, reflect on King David’s opening address to our Lord: “Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your Name on all the earth!” What honor. Let us reverently praise Him as we approach the Throne of Grace.

Psalm 8:1-4: How Majestic Your Name On All the Earth

Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is Your Name in all the earth!

You have set Your glory
    in the Heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
    you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
    to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider Your Heavens,
    the work of Your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
    which You have set in place,
what is mankind that You are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?


The first stanza of this psalm sings about God’s greatness and glory. King David was in awe of God’s sheer power, evidenced throughout creation, always on full display on earth and throughout the Heavens. He acknowledges (and honor’s) also God’s masterful workings to silence the enemy. Even when we can’t see exactly what God is doing, and even when it appears that He’s not doing much at all, take heart! God is always working everything out for good. We are not called to understand; we are called to trust Him.

[As you read and meditate on this powerful passage, think of all He has done for you and take the time to honor Him.]


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