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Read Psalm 8



Read Psalm 8

8:1 O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.

8:2 Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger.

8:3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established;

8:4 what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?

8:5 Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor.

8:6 You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet,

8:7 all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,

8:8 the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

8:9 O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!


This Psalm is a reminder about the majesty of God - and in turn - how wonderful you are...  "A little lower than God", and "crowned with glory and honour." 
The task - to have "dominion over the works" of God's hands.  In this case 'dominion' is not about abuse of power and 'dominance' but rather - responsible stewardship.


Take a moment to imagine the visions presented in the Psalm:
The heavens.  Babes and infants. Moon and starts.  Human beings.  Sheep, oxen, beasts of the field.  Birds of the air, fish of the sea.  Give thanks to God for all these things.

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