In Your Bible: Psalm 8 For the director of music. A psalm of David.
1 Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
above the heavens.
2 Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
3 When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
human beings that you care for them?
5 You have made him a little lower than heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
you put everything under his feet:
7 all flocks and herds,
and the beasts of the field,
8 the birds in the air,
and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.
9 Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth! (Psalm 8 NIV)
This psalm, penned by David, fortells Christ our Redeemer. Hebrews Chapter 1, quotes the prophetic the words in Psalm 8, concerning God’s created beings crowned with glory. They will rule over creation and praise the Lord God forever. Psalm 8 exudes the majesty of our Lord God Almighty from beginning to end.
His Name is Known
Commentators * say “how majestic is your name” refers to the name made known particularly in the gospels. God’s faithfulness in sending Jesus, fulfills the law. David wrote prophetically of New Testament times.
Additionally, the Lord prophesied through Malachi saying. . . “My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the Lord Almighty (Malachi 1:11 NIV).
It is generally thought that David composed this psalm in the night, when the stars and celestial bodies were in view. I know you’ve seen them—indeed they are worthy of contemplation. Look up to the night sky and observe God’s power and greatness in a grand scale.
The psalmist queries God, “Why is it possible that you care about mankind?” Yes, God cares so much that he sent his son to die for us. Too often miss this blessing in our daily grind. Psalm 8 exudes the majesty of our Lord God Almighty from beginning to end.
Prayer: Father, I know you bestow blessing upon blessing on me. Thank you. I praise you.
* John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible, Psalm 8, Christianity.com.
Note: The designation “For the director of music or to the chief musician” is in the preface of these Psalms: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 31, 36, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 84, 85, 88, 109, 139, and 140.