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Reflections in Psalms – Day 5 – Excellence – Pull Up A Chair

Psalm 8
God’s glory is magnified by His works, and by His love to man
To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David.
1 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. 2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. 3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. 6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: 7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; 8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. 9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

I can see David now – he’s laying in an open field at night and gazing at the skies! How can one do that without seeing God’s greatness in the heavens? Creation in its entirety reflects the nature of God! David recognized this and felt insignificant compared to what his eyes beheld! How can a wonderful and powerful Creator take time to be with me? How can He be interested in me? The Lord is interested even in the tiny baby! So much so, He has given us all of His creation to enjoy!

When I gaze into the skies at night, I feel what David felt at the moment he wrote this Psalm. I feel so small compared to all that is out there! It is a humbling feeling indeed! It keeps my thoughts focused on just who God is! I am so weak but He is so great. How can One so great take time to fellowship with me? This psalm puts me in my place before a mighty and Holy God! However, this psalm also shows me that as great as God is, He has time to be concerned for even the tiniest of babes!

Then David ends it all by praising the Lord! So I sing with David:

O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

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