June 8 Devotional

Happy Monday everyone! Just a quick heads up, Cara and I are taking some time to get away this week, so this will be this week’s only devotional! Today we’ll be looking at Psalm 8:
 
To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of David.
O Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
    Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
    to still the enemy and the avenger.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
    the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
    and the son of man that you care for him?
Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
    and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
    you have put all things under his feet,
all sheep and oxen,
    and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
    whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
O Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!
 
This Psalm is a bit like coming out of a dark tunnel back into sunlight. The past couple weeks we’ve seen David pursued by enemies, distraught, at the end of his rope, and then coming after all of them is this majestic Psalm that revels how God is so much higher than anything in his creation! David begins by repeating a word “Lord” but in the Hebrew it’s 2 different words. So a more literal translation would be: “O Lord our King.” But notice as well the communal aspect to it. God the King isn’t just a statement of fact (although it is a fact) it’s a reminder that He is OUR king! And not only is He our King, but even His name is majestic throughout the whole earth. Think of the grandeur of what God has created. We are spoiled rotten in Colorado as all we have to do is look West and see the beautiful Rocky Mountains that people come out to vacation at all the time! And not just the mountains, but the sunsets are unbelievable! And each one of those are a masterpiece God has created to point us to Him. 
 
However incredible God’s creation is, the pinnacle is humanity. We looked at the way the author of Hebrews uses this passage to point to Christ in Hebrews 2, but I also want us to think about how amazing it is that God uses little things like us to carry out his sovereign plans. David says that “out of the mouth of babies and infants you have established strength.” How weird is that? The stuttering tongue of a toddler is how God establishes His power and might. The way one Pastor I heard described this is every way God communicates to us is like Him using baby talk. He condescends to us so that we can begin to see glimpses of Him. Even Moses couldn’t see Him completely, Moses just saw God’s back! Yet we today can come before Him with confidence because of what Christ has done! 
 
SONG:
Today’s song is an older one that I used to sing at church! It’s called ‘Majesty’ and you can listen on YOUTUBEor SPOTIFY.
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