Psalm Saturday, 8d

O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!  who hast set thy glory above the heavens.  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.  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.

Psalm 8:1-5

In this passage, the Psalmist asks an interesting question – “What is man, that thou art mindful of him?”  Why does the God of Heaven, the Creator of the universe, take any notice of us?  That is a good question, but the statement that follows just might be a little more interesting!

“For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.”  Why did God choose to crown man with glory and honour?  He did make man in His own image.  He gave man dominion over the Earth.  He allows us to communicate with Him.  He loves us enough to send His Son to die for us.  Why did He do all of these things?  I don’t know.  I don’t understand it.  But I am very happy for it!

 

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