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Psalm 8

To the Chief Musician. On the instrument of Gath. A Psalm of David.

Lord, our Lord,
How excellent is Your name in all the earth,
Who have set Your glory above the heavens!

Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
You have ordained strength,
Because of Your enemies,
That You may silence the enemy and the avenger.

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him?
For You have made him a little lower than the angels,
And You have crowned him with glory and honor.

You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet,
All sheep and oxen—
Even the beasts of the field,
The birds of the air,
And the fish of the sea
That pass through the paths of the seas.

Lord, our Lord,
How excellent is Your name in all the earth!

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How excellent is Your name in all the earth. It’s not about who I am; it’s not about what I can do. I read this Psalm and I am reminded how great You are and how sufficient You are to handle whatever I’m facing. The story of Creation is more than just a story of origins – it is a story of Glory and Power! And then in the midst of that story, You chose to create mankind. Who are we that you are mindful of us? That is the story of Your love. Lord, in my self-centered world, I can be tempted to start thinking I’m actually worthy of love. But when I contrast that against Your greatness…I realize that I am not even worthy of a thought. Thank You that while I was still a sinner separated from You, You thought of Your glory and my sinful state…and You redeemed me (and my family too as they trusted in You). Today I consider the work of Your hands…and it leads me to be all the more grateful for my own salvation.