Psalm 8

“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.” Psalm 8:1-5 ESV

Have you recently thought about how big God is? Our Pastor, Jeremiah, reminded us two weeks ago from Mark 4 that all of creation is completely obedient and subject to God. If we rightly fear God in all His majesty and glory, our other fears should start to dissolve.

Have you recently thought about how small you are, as a human being, in comparison to God? The psalmist described God’s creation of the moon and stars as “the work of your fingers”. Small things made by God’s fingers. If even the planets and galaxies are small in comparison to God, how small must we be as human beings?

Genesis 2:7 tells us that God created Adam out of dust. We are even smaller than tiny dust particles in comparison to the Lord Almighty. No wonder the Psalmist asked: “…what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?”

God cares for us…tiny, dust-like human beings. And we bear His image – we are “crowned…with glory and honor“. Does that not leave you in awe and wonder?

And to think that God became a tiny, dust-like human being, in Jesus Christ, (while still being God) to make His dwelling place among us (John 1:14). Even more than that…”he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:8-11)

The same God who created the cosmos with His fingers, took on human form and died on a cross at Calvary, for the sake of tiny, dust-like human beings, out of His great love for us.

How should this knowledge change the way we live?

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