“What is Man that You are Mindful of Him?” – Psalm 8

This week we have been following the rise of young David from shepherd to the anointed future king of Israel. 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, and 1 Chronicles give us the account of David’s life. But we also see a part of David that these narratives don’t fully catch – through his own writings, the Psalms. 73 of the 150 psalms are attributed to David and his transparent and personal poetry reveals times of pain, times of wonder and praise, times of teaching, and times of repentance. You’ve read about David this week, now spend some time reading with David. Imagine him sitting out with his sheep at night looking up at the stars. Reflect with him on the glory of God and the wonder that He would even think of us. 

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.
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!”

Jon Price, Associate Pastor

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