Sunday Devotional: Psalm 8

“O Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
     Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
    to still the enemy and the avenger.

 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
    the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
    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,
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.

O Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!”  Psalm 8:1-9

Psalm 8 is a great psalm that captures a musical heart as well as a theological heart.  Several praise and worship songs borrow lines from this psalm.  If you know those songs, you tend to begin to sing the lines if you recognize them (I know I do).  It also has deep theological roots in speaking about creation, and about Jesus’ rule & dominion over the Earth.  The beauty of the Psalms are that they speak and sing to the glory of God.  This Psalm is a great example of that.  This week, may your heart be able to sing “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”

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