Psalm 8:5-9

Psalm 8:5-9

Psalm 8:5 “You made him [man] a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.”

[you made us for a specific position in your creation, you gave us glory and honor because you loved us, you gave us significant roles:]

Psalm 8:6 “You made him ruler over the works of your hands;”

[You gave us position and power, meaning and might, dominion and demarcation. You called us to partnership with you in administrating what you created. And this is still true even after the fall, even though we are twisted and imperfect, for you are gracious and good, wanting us to have meaningful work and productive purpose.]

Psalm 8:7-8 “you put everything under his feet:  all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field,  the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.”

[You are so gracious to give such a broad range of responsibility to creatures you knew would fail and fall—and I praise you that you will restore us to pristine purity again so we may rule further with you in the new heaven and earth!]

“O LORD, our Lord,”

[Again you make yourself “our Lord:” the personal, present, passionate, powerful and perfect God, Ruler of all, Lover of all, Redeemer of all, even though you know that many will not accept the forgiveness you have purchased at great cost.]

[Truly] “how majestic is your name in all the earth!”

Your name is majestic in perfection, creation, redemption and salvation. You are worthy of worship from every being throughout all the earth, throughout all the universe, throughout all eternity. May that begin today by us giving honor and praise to your majestic name throughout this day. Amen.