How Majestic God’s Name Is On All the Earth – Psalm 8:1-4
1 Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is Your Name in all the earth!
You have set Your glory
in the Heavens.
2 Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
3 When I consider Your Heavens,
the work of Your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which You have set in place,
4 what is mankind that You are mindful of them,
human beings that You care for them?
The first stanza of Psalm 8 sings about God’s greatness and His glory. King David was in awe of God’s power and wisdom, evidenced all throughout creation and on full display here on earth and in the Heavens. In his meditations, David acknowledges the Lord’s masterful workings in silencing the enemies of man as well — a darkness that relentlessly pursues His children.
“What is mankind that You are mindful of them, human beings that You care for them?” David ponders. The truth is, we are His beloved children; His most prized creation whether we deserve it or not. He loves us so much that He sent His only begotten and perfect Son to die a horrible death on a Cross so that we could live with Him for all eternity. Oh, what love! So we must remember that even when we cannot see exactly what God is doing, even when it appears that evil is winning, God is working! Evil has already lost the battle! So take heart. God is working all things for good for you and for those who love Him. As human beings, we are not called to understand everything, all the mysterious workings of our divine Lord, we are simply called to trust Him and to love Him.
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