January 8, 2017: Day 8 – Psalm 8

So this might be a little more your speed than what I’ve been copying lately.  Whenever I think of Psalm 8 I can’t help but think of this song that when I was growing up was incredibly pervasive in the Christian music to which I was exposed.  And, by the way, isn’t it great to get out of the laments?  Weren’t you getting a little down from reading David time after time calling out to the Lord?  How nice to hear a psalm of praise and celebration after so many complaints.

Do you hear how much God loves us?  The way in which God created us reflects His love for us.  There is a rhetorical question in vs.4 where the psalmist asks: What are we that you are mindful of us?  And then he goes ahead and answers his own question by saying…we are just a tad lower than God, than the creator himself.  This matches perfectly with what we hear in Genesis that we are created in the image of God.  He refers back to Genesis when he states that he has given us dominion over all of creation, all  of it.  

So if you are ever feeling a bit worthless and wondering where your value lies, read psalm 8.  O Lord our Lord how majestic is thy name in all then earth and sing a little Sandi Patti and things should start to smooth out in your day.

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2 Responses to January 8, 2017: Day 8 – Psalm 8

  1. carol r says:

    Thanks for the upbeat song How Majestic is your Name, by Sandy Patti, it does bring you out of the blues for a time when things in this world are on a down beat . I will read this Psalm more than once! Thanks!

  2. Kathy Eisenhauer says:

    If you’re the type of person where most of your life you’ve lived with someone else being the person who was more important; this psalm is a nice reminder that to God, we are the important ones. Knowing this helps to boost self-confidence in ourselves, yet allows us to be humbled by His power.

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