Saturday Psalm (8c)

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?  For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.  Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.  O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

Psalm 8:3-9

After expressing his wonder at the glory of the Lord and the fact that the Lord has chosen to give man dominion over His creation, the Psalmist gives a list of some of the things that man is going to have dominion over.  Man is going to have dominion over the “fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth though the paths of the seas.”  Thinking about all of these things and thinking that the Lord has put man in charge of taking care of them is an incredible thought that the Psalmist gives us.

In the last verse of the Psalm, he repeats that the glory of creation is all due to the Lord: “O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!”  God may have given man dominion over His creation, but it is still HIS creation.  God still deserves and should receive all glory for all parts of creation.  What a wonderful and glorious God we serve!

 

2 responses to this post.

  1. Amen, Ben! Thanks for sharing this and helping us praise Him today for all. His creation!

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