Psalm 8 stands as a hymn of praise that marvels at the majesty and glory of God as reflected in the heavens and the earth. The psalmist, traditionally understood to be David, highlights the paradox of human insignificance in the face of cosmic grandeur and yet, the distinctive dignity bestowed upon humanity by God. Through acknowledging God's artistry in creation, the psalm places humanity in a privileged position, underlining our responsibilities and opportunities as stewards of the earth. This psalm seamlessly transitions from awe to responsibility, capturing the essence of what it means to be a part of God's grand design.

Psalm 8

1  (To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David.) 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.

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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!

End of Psalm 8

1 Year Plan:  Jan 19 - Gen 39, Gen 40, Ps 8, Ps 9
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