GOD IS AWESOME

SATURDAY FOCUS (Psalm 8)

PSALM 8:1, 3-9
SATURDAY FOCUS

Everyday realities are a reminder of God’s awesome character as reflected in this psalm of David:

PSALM 8:1, 3-9

O Lord, our Lord,
How excellent is Your name in all the earth,
Who have set Your glory above the heavens!

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him?

For You have made him a little lower than the angels,
And You have crowned him with glory and honor.

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?

You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet,

All sheep and oxen—
Even the beasts of the field,
The birds of the air,
And the fish of the sea
That pass through the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our Lord,
How excellent is Your name in all the earth!

David not only praises God for his magnificent creation, but also for man’s special place of responsibility within the created realm. David is overwhelmed by God’s care for humanity and for himself as an individual. The psalm opens and closes with the statement of genuine uninhibited praise, “O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth!” (vv.1, 9). May our hearts reflect that same praise as we consider God’s goodness in our own lives today!

Image: Starscape @Tony Grove Lake, Cache County, Utah. By Greg Rakozy [CC0 1.0, Universal Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons – Enhancement: MKM Portfolios

© Charles E. McCracken 2016, devotional comments only.  Repost/Reprint with permission from the author.  Scripture taken from the NKJV, emphasis added.

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