A Season of Psalms: Psalm 8:4-6
“…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…”
English Standard Version (ESV)
“Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee; How great Thou art! How great Thou art! Then sings my soul, My Savior God, to Thee; How great Thou art! How great Thou art!” Whenever I sing “How Great Thou Art,” many Scriptures come to mind, but none more so than Psalm 8, in which we see the majesty and splendor of the Lord.
When we look at the vast expanse of creation, we realize that God is everywhere: on Earth, in the heavens, and in His people. When we stop to consider all that He has done, we can reflect on what He has done for us: He loves and cares for us (v. 4), He crowns us with glory and honor (v. 5), and He gives us dominion over His creation (v. 6-8). No wonder we cry aloud in verse 9, “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”
Today, thank God that He is the giver of every good and perfect gift, especially the gift of His Son, through whom we have infinite worth and life eternal.
Further Reading: Psalm 86:1-13; James 1: 17-18
Pray with me:
Lord God, today we give you thanks for every good and perfect gift that comes from above. We rejoice that you are a God whose very nature is gift-giving, and that it pleases You to give good gifts to your children. Thank you for your Son, Jesus, the greatest gift of all, through whom we have life and salvation. You are mighty, You are majestic, You are matchless! We pray in the name of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ, Amen.