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Psalm 8

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I love the contemporary song, "How Majestic is Your Name."  The modern version is based upon a song that David wrote three thousand years ago.  I would enjoy hearing king David's version but will have to settle for reading the passage...

"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?

You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.  You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.

Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!"

The heavens, the earth, and all of creation attest to the glory and power of God.  The Bible explains that, as humans, we are created in the image of God.  God loves us and is mindful of everything that we experience.  God's Word informs us that God has made us stewards of His creation.  We are stewards of the flocks, herds, birds, all plants and animals of the earth. 

Moreover, we are called to give praise and worship and honor to God.  We are called to testify to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  And we are called to love our neighbor, as ourselves.  Just as the earth declares the glory of God, so too should we.  Glory to God!  How majestic is Your name in all the earth!  Amen.

Posted by Bruce Powers with