Scripture: Psalm 8. We see that creation is established upon a basis of order. Scripture: Psalm 8. Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. Hebrews 2 cites Psalm 8:4-6 and then applies it to Jesus (Heb. The daily struggle with pain, temptation, guilt and sin - Gen. 3:16-17. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. (2) To this dignity of mind, derived from its power of thought, we have to add its value in the light of immortality. Beyond this, there is the fact that little children often praise God. (2) Hope, the supernatural virtue which strengthens the soul, not merely to gaze at the beauty of that fair, that unearthly, landscape, but to enter in, and say with holy fear, with humble confidence, "This paradise is mine." ii., p. 63; Sermons for Boys and Girls, p. 112. David looked up into the vastness of the night sky and saw the moon and the stars, the work of God’s fingers. The Divine Father, by immutable covenant, invested Him as Mediator with "length of days for ever and ever.". At nine months after conception, the baby’s brain sends a hormone through the placenta and into the mother’s pituitary gland. The author of Hebrews followed that translation (Heb. PSALM 8 OVERVIEW. If you want to see how He has not left the world to itself from the beginning, take its history from Adam downward. A chapter by chapter and verse by verse study of Psalms taught by Pastor Paul LeBoutillier of Calvary Chapel Ontario, Oregon. Clearly, the Bible condemns racism. Here, again, it is humanity exalted on the throne of final reckoning—the Man Christ Jesus. II. II. 3. (See Eph. The sheer vastness of outer space and the coordination of it all is astounding. The highest fulfilment of these words can be found nowhere short of Him who loved to call Himself the "Son of man." To go from the sun to the center of the Milky Way would take about 33,000 years. Let’s go to bed.” (7,700 Illustrations, Paul Tan [Assurance Publishers], #2213.). How should a believer in such a job view it? He is mindful of us inasmuch as He has provided all things needful for our existence. III. But if it waited too long, it would suffer brain damage. He is mindful of us, again, because He has provided everything, not only for our existence, but for our happiness. What is man in presence of the overwhelming display of creative power? "While Psalm 8 is addressed to God, it's really mostly about us: about the human relationship with the rest of creation and about the right exercise of human dominion." Words really can’t do it justice. The Search OF the Savior: Why Jesus Came, Part 2 (Gal. 9:20; 90:3; 103:15). B. It is 750,000 light years away. Each verse begins with a different letter of the Hebrew alphabet. WHEN I CONSIDER THY HEAVENS. If the brightness of His presence shines upon us, that brightness does not come like the splendours of the rising sun, but as the effect of His own voluntary revelation of His glory. How does God deal with such enemies? In Him, we are again crowned with glory and majesty. But the biological process of birth is amazing. Children's Sermon on Psalm 8: How Majestic Psalms Background. Against this perversion Scripture furnishes a standing protest, and if read aright, a safeguard. i., p. 364 (see also Pulpit Notes, p. 163). Miracles have revealed the nearness and power of the personal God; they have been the seal which He has placed visibly upon some great moral revelation, to mark by an act in nature the reality of a supernatural world. Is our house greater than God's heavens, that He cannot be trusted with it? i., p. 173. I could elaborate extensively on each of these points, but I can only list them and trust that you will think through the applications more fully: This psalm should humble us and cause us to marvel at God’s grace and love in caring for us by sending His Son as our Savior. In the days of His flesh He constantly exercised four kinds of authority: the authority to forgive sin, the authority to declare truth, the authority to rule nature, and the authority over human hearts and consciences. In this is found the primary source from which all inquiries concerning the nature of God must set out, and to which all must ultimately return, viz., of man's relation to God as a person to a person, of man's dependence upon God, of man's power to ask and God's power to give such things as that dependence makes necessary. Notice the exaltation of the humanity in the day of judgment. So morbid a belief must react injuriously upon character. We must treat all people with respect. x., p. 500; J. Baldwin Brown, The Higher Life, pp. And in particular he’s meditating on man’s place in relation to nature. Psalm 9—I. Certainly he can. 21:15). Bible> Psalms> Chapter 8> Verse 1 ◄Psalm 8:1 ► O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth! The second “Lord” is the Hebrew “Adonai,” meaning sovereign or lord. 3-4 I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous, your handmade sky-jewelry, A. Brooke, Christ in Modern Life, p. 365. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture Quotations are from the New American Standard Bible, Updated Edition © The Lockman Foundation, Steve served as the pastor of Flagstaff Christian Fellowship from May, 1992 through his retirement in December, 2018. Psalms 8:6. Sign In. 3:14), “I am who I am.” It points to God’s eternal self-existence. The promises were lost, and the people faltered and stumbled and lost their way. 287. St. Paul declares that ever since the creation of the world the invisible things of God, even His power and Godhead, have been revealed in the material universe. This Psalm is stamped with a worldwide breadth; it is of no nation; it is of all time; it shines with a light transcending that of mere human genius. We see the essential difference between physical sovereignty and moral control. So I often ask myself, “What have I accomplished of any lasting value in light of eternity?” And, “If the Lord gives me ten or fifteen more years of health and strength, what should I seek to accomplish?”. There is far more going on that we don’t understand. It’s time!” All of the baby’s complex systems—lungs, heart, gastrointestinal system, nervous system, brain—are ready to make it on their own. David probably intended the Hebrew Elohim to refer to God, not to the angels (on rare occasions, it can mean “angels” or “human leaders,” 1 Sam. The whole world, we are told, is a mere speck in the universe, and it is said to be incredible that God should have any special care for it or for those that inhabit it. If it breathed too soon, it would suffocate. 3608. What then is that connection? We shall seek it vainly all through creation if we do not meet with it in the Gospel. II. David begins with the exclamation, “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth, who have displayed Your sple… The baby’s skull has not yet fused, so that it can be pliable enough to fit through the birth canal. What are the pleas which are urged against our faith? He was a good friend of President Theodore Roosevelt. At its center was a large golden ball representing the sun. Where is the biblical balance? A. W. Momerie, Defects of Modern Christianity, and Other Sermons, p. 266. Consider the exaltation of the humanity in the Divine purpose. (3) Above all, there was the great revelation—the revelation by Himself. I. Man's apparent activities are limited to the domains of time and sense. It is the presence of life—above all, of intelligent life—which gives significance to creation, and which stands, like the positive digit in arithmetic, before all its blank ciphers. The root and groundwork of all religion is the impulse which leads men to pray. Rather, the psalmist wonders at the natural world because of the majesty of … Legendary basketball star Michael Jordan prefers using code names for his inner circle. Who is like You, majestic in holiness, awesome in praises, working wonders?”, David says further that it is God’s name that is majestic. In such a case we do not indeed see the man, nor, strictly speaking, is it more than his exterior form of which we have direct evidence; nevertheless we do not fail to fill up in idea what is wanting in formal proof; and we think almost as distinctly of the person as if he stood, without a screen, fronting us in the blaze of light. Kingsley, Sermons on National Subjects, p. 174. It alone discloses depths of compassion transcending even those heights of power, and points us to a Being who crowns His own nature, as He crowns us, "with loving-kindness and tender mercy." Psalms 10:5.—C. Some think it refers to Gath, and may refer to a tune commonly sung there, or an instrument of music there invented, or a song of Obededom the Gittite, in whose house the ark rested, or, better still, a song sung over Goliath of Gath. Calvin didn’t know anything about the complex biological and chemical processes that take place in the mother and child at birth. IV. Don't have an account? Like the builders of the Tower of Babel, proud modern man uses his scientific breakthroughs to proclaim his independence from God. The weakest man is greater than the most magnificent star. Jupiter 1,300 times as large. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a sermon soon after his ordination entitled “What Is Man?” based on Psalm 8. David could have said that we were made just a little higher than the other animals, but instead, he says that we were made a little lower than God to reflect the wonder that we are created in His image. He is mindful of man at every moment of his existence—mindful of infancy, of boyhood, manhood in the toils of active life, of age, when all other mindfulness terminates, and when the ties of earth have been loosened one by one. Questions to Begin. This is a principle which we are justly warranted in applying to God. Psalms chapter 8 KJV (King James Version) 1 (To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David.) But there is another consideration which helps to impress the thought of our insignificance. Lord, our Lord,how majestic is your name in all th 5:3ff.). (3) Love. The songs of the people to God covered all the spectrum of events in life. The hairs of your head are all numbered; your name is not unknown to Him. The very multiplicity of worlds, instead of favouring such a conclusion, refutes it by showing that the Creator prefers, as the field of His cares and beneficence, limited and separate portions of matter rather than immense masses. He graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., 1976 in Bible exposition) and Califo... More, 4. (2) "All things"—small things as well as great. Psalms 10:4.—Preacher's Monthly, vol. xxx., No. The human brain has 10 billion nerve cells interacting in coordination to allow us to function as we do. True greatness consists, not in weight and extension, but in intellectual power and moral worth. Psalm 8#In Hebrew texts 8:1-9 is numbered 8:2-10.For the director of music. The Local Group belongs to the Virgo Cluster, part of an even larger Local Supercluster, which is a half-billion light years across. A few square inches of canvas show sometimes a more costly work than a picture which would cover the side of a house. All of these thoughts should lead us, as the psalm both begins and ends (Ps. What would he have thought if he knew what we know! We are brought face to face with these three: nature, man, God. “Name” refers to God’s essence and character. Why may not the Gospel be a similar declaration of His highest attribute, a witness borne to the universe that His mercy is infinite also? a stubborn and rebellious generation” (Psalm 78:6-8). who hast set thy glory above the heavens. According to gittith.#Title: Probably a musical term A psalm of David. I. Psalm 9, The Lord's Righteous Judgment Truly, God has displayed His splendor above the heavens! Two other psalms (81, 84) have the term in their titles. And yet at the same time, God has created us in His image and graciously crowned us with glory and majesty. Thus it may refer to a psalm for the grape harvest (such as the Feast of Tabernacles); to the ark’s journey from the house of Obed-edom the Gittite to Jerusalem (2 Sam. xix., p. 161. - 1 Peter 1 Connection to... Introduction idea. The heavens declare His glory, and proclaim it to be infinite. With a few more breakthroughs, we can cure all our diseases and live forever! He stated, “Although there is widespread agreement in asking the question, there is fantastic disagreement in answering it.” “There are some people,” he continues, “that believe man is little more than an animal and there are those who would lift man almost to the position of a God. The second plea is that the life of man is too brief and momentary compared with the ages during which the universe has existed. Thus. It is to do away with our fear; it is to tell us that there is nothing incredible or preposterous in the thought that He visits us, and expends even upon us all the riches of His care and love. While modern man worships the creation rather than the Creator, we should not neglect the fact that we are the stewards over God’s creation. R. Duckworth, Christian World Pulpit, vol. Psalms 10:17.—Ibid., Sermons, vol. All things are naked and open to Him with Whom we have to do. He explains (Rom. If you could travel at the speed of light, 186,000 miles per second, it would take you 8 minutes to get to the sun. Without looking up, Newton replied, “Nobody.” “Nobody?” his friend asked. In other words, God’s name refers to who He is and what He has done, as revealed in His Word. Your body is supported by more than 200 finely designed bones, connected to more than 500 muscles and many tendons and ligaments. Psalm 3, Lord How They have Increased, The Morning Psalm. When we take this view, we see that man has been placed in this world in the midst of concentric circles of Divine attributes, which become charged with deeper interest as they press in closer towards him. A Lasting Legacy: Choosing A Wife For Isaac (Gen. 24:1-67). From 1977-1992 he was the pastor of Lake Gregory Community Church in Crestline, California. There are psalms crying out for deliverance. 1 Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name. Reconciled and Remaining - Colossians 1 Redeemed! 1. SermonAudio.com - Psalm 8 Sermons. Although it is a complicated chemical, its message is simple: “I’m ready! But the influence on religious faith and hope of what we call "nature" varies with different men. There is a supernatural sphere, and man's connection with it is his glory, his endowments from it his highest treasures. "God hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son.". They have an a priori bias against God because they want to be the lords of their own lives. v., p. 306. According to gittith. We may boldly affirm that earth is not too small a globe to be thought worthy of giving birth to the heirs of immortality; nor is man too diminutive a being to hold converse with his Creator, or to be amenable to the Divine government. For by identifying the praise of the children of Jerusalem with Psalm 8, Jesus not only validated their words, showing them to be proper. 82:1, 6). Marveling at the device and watching as Newton made the heavenly bodies move in their orbits, the man exclaimed, “My, Newton, what an exquisite thing! It is one of a hundred million galaxies. They were all geared together by cogs and belts to make them move around the sun in harmony. Does it prohibit interracial marriage? Earth 8,000 miles - 6,000 million, million, million tons 6-24 cifers. "Manifest in the flesh." The forces by which he conquers, by which he transfigures the temptations of time and sense into the stepping-stones to a higher life, are: (1) That Divine gift which is the power of inward vision. 8 O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! Then David thinks of how small he is and marvels (8:4), “What is man that You take thought of him, and the son of man that You care for him?” The Hebrew word used for “man” emphasizes man in his frail human existence (see Pss. Notice the exaltation of the humanity in the incarnation of the Son of God. The placenta has stored the nutrients the baby needs for this exact moment. 6:5-8; Col. “That’s right! Sermon: The Name of the King - Psalm 8 Sermon Series: God's Provision for Humanity. (1) The mind of man receives a further dignity when we turn from its power over the material to its capacity in the moral world. 57. IV. I. I think that John Calvin was right when he said that the process of the conception and birth of an infant displays God’s splendor so clearly that even a nursing infant brings down to the ground the fury of God’s enemies (Calvin’s Commentaries [Baker], on Psalms, p. 98). Commentary, Psalm 8, Elizabeth Webb, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2014. And it all works together! Then, as they gazed at the tiny smudge of distant starlight, one of them would recite, “That is the spiral galaxy of Andromeda. If man is a being so precious, so unique in his origin and destiny, if God has bestowed such manner of love upon him as Christ bids us believe, then what an appeal is made to him to live up to his unspeakable dignity! What right have I to claim any special remembrance from God? Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, … We cannot touch one of His stars; we cannot control their courses; we cannot increase or diminish their light. Years ago, there was a famous explorer named William Beebe. See what God would have in the moral universe. (The above synopsis of birth is from Geoffrey Simmons, Billions of Missing Links, pp. A David Psalm. We see the infinite sufficiency of God to preserve all the interests we commit to Him. Free Sermon Illustrations for May 30, 2010 from SermonStudio-- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8-- Douglas B. Bailey-- 2010 Instead of the triune, self-giving God at the center of our lives, the self-seeking god we idolize a When we consider God’s majesty as seen in all the earth, I could cite enough examples to keep you here all day. Wherever any spiritual truth is taught, the words that teach reveal something of God. ", I. God seeks, by all the tender persuasiveness of His love, to bring that will into harmony with His own; when that is done, there will be a great calm. "It is the highest effort of his culture," says St. Bernard, "when a man comes to care for himself for the sake of his God;" when, that is, his sovereign desire is to be worthier of the rank with which God has invested him and of the love which God has lavished upon him. There is enough evidence for the Creator in the human body alone to convince anyone willing to think about it that we are not the product of random chance over a long period of time. This is a sphere of action entirely different from astronomy, and at its very first step as much higher as mind is above matter. Sun 1,300,000 times the earth. Think of all of the wonders of modern science, including the advances in medical science. Size of heavenly objects. John Piper Apr 8, 2007 0 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God … Psalm 6, Lord, Do Not Rebuke Me. IV. Some muscles respond to your conscious will, whereas some react automatically. Your skin has more than 2 million tiny sweat glands, about 3,000 per square inch, to regulate your temperature. It is manifest that the omnipotent wisdom and power laves to divide itself upon the individuality of its works. Psalm 1, Where the Path of the Godly and Ungodly Leads. Derek Kidner (Psalms 1-72 [IVP], pp. (3) So far from what God has done for the world of matter in the fields of astronomy being any reason for discrediting what the Gospel declares He has done for the world of mind in man, it should be a reason for believing it. 8. In this psalm, that character pertains primarily to the divine power over the created order. On the other hand, if we remember that our spiritual nature is akin to God's, made only a little lower than His, then we are stimulated to cultivate the manhood with which we have been endowed, to agonise, if need be, till we become perfect, even as He is perfect. In all that is implied in the term "will." III. III. David is referring back to Genesis 1:26, where God created man in His image and likeness. You have set your glory. To try to comment on verse 1 is kind of like commenting on the splendor of the Grand Canyon. Psalms 9:1.—Spurgeon, Morning by Morning, p. 304. So David tells us to worship the Lord because although we are puny and insignificant, He has graciously thought of us and cared for us. His name refers to the perfection of His attributes and the mightiness of His deeds. And yet, all of these accomplishments are tainted by sin. In what does his superiority consist? 2:7) because he wanted to make the point that Jesus for a short while had been made lower than the angels, so that through His death He could accomplish our salvation. 1802. Psalm 8:1-9 God's Glory Perfectly Revealed in the Son of Man . All things are not put under man. The discoverer is above his discovery at every step of the process. TEXT SERMONS – SERIES: PSALM SERMONS THE CREATOR AND HIS CREATION PSALM 8 This Psalm has been called “The Psalm of The Astronomer.” However, it begins and ends with the words, “how majestic is Your name in all the earth!” God is portrayed as Creator both of the heavens and the earth. Psalms 9:17.—Spurgeon, Sermons, No. He is the only uncreated being in the universe! David says that it is “from the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength” (8:2)! 15:11), “Who is like You among the gods, O Lord? How Majestic Is Your Name Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou established strength, Because of thine adversaries, That thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger." "Great is the mystery of godliness, man manifest on the throne of God." 6:11); or to a tune or musical instrument named after the city. Sorrowful and confused as his earthly life is and has been all these thousands of years, still in the light that shines from Scripture it shows like a stormy day that had a splendid rise and that shall yet have a glorious sunset. How bright this glory shines even in this lower world! That just means, the author wrote it to reflect and meditate on something. A. The range of thought takes us not only “above the heavens” (1) and back to the beginning (3, 6-8) but, as the New Testament points out, on to the very end. Verses 11–22 are a sermon that exhorts us to hear God's instruction as we are taught what it means to fear the Lord. It is in glorified human nature that Christ there lives and loves. It is given to the soul first as a tendency; it grows if used until it attains the strength of a clear-sighted inward eye. II. If we believe that we are more insignificant than the dead and mindless world around us, we shall never give ourselves much trouble about character. Psalm 8. For a commoner to come into the presence of a king on his throne was a frightening and awe-inspiring moment. Its 22 verses form an acrostic or alphabetical psalm, like Psalm 25 and Psalm 119. To exist at all as a member of so vast an assemblage of beings, and to occupy a footing in the universe such as it is, involves incalculable probabilities of future good or ill. Psalms 9:18.—Spurgeon, My Sermon Notes: Genesis to Proverbs, p. 144. The Gospel and the magnitude of creation. iv.,p. Psalm 8[ a] For the director of music. Of all the truths in Scripture, none have more empirical data as proof as to the inherent sinfulness of humanity. Psalms 8:5.—H. We could paraphrase David’s address, “O eternal covenant God, our personal Sovereign!” Although God is eternal and totally separate from His creation, He has graciously condescended to enter into a covenant relationship with His people as their Sovereign Lord. But the LXX translators took the rarer meaning and translated that we were created a little lower than the angels. Sometimes people can become tentative when reading the book of Psalms, but one does not need to be. 344; Preacher's Monthly, vol. Is worship … God is revealed to man as He is revealed to no other of His visible creatures, not as God merely, but as our God, the personal God of His personal creatures. In the character of a really great man we require a balance of qualities to satisfy us. Should Christians be at the forefront of the environmental movement? There are psalms for times of trouble and grief. We are brought face to face with these three: nature, man, God. 2 Nursing infants gurgle choruses about you; toddlers shout the songs. IV. So David’s first and main point is that we should worship the Lord because His name is majestic in all the earth. Psalm 8:1a and 9a declare that the whole created order gives evidence of God’s sovereignty. (2) What prophecy was by word, that miracle was by act—a revelation of the supernatural world. I. When Israel celebrated God’s mighty deliverance at the exodus, they sang (Exod. xxviii., p. 193. Perhaps it was while David was attending sheep on a clear night with the stars brightly shining that he picked up his Gittith, a stringed instrument in the shape of a wine press, and began to strum and chant these amazing words of the Psalm … Psalm 8. Most of us are so used to being more or less well off and more or less comfortable that we have difficulty hearing the text from the margin, from the perspective of the underdog or the … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 8" When the Psalmist looked up to the heavens, he was at first overwhelmed with a sense of his own littleness; but, on second thoughts, David bethought himself that this was an entire misconception of the matter, and that man could not be inferior to the heavens, for God had, in point of fact, made him only a little lower than the angels—"than the Elohim," is the word in the Hebrew. (1) This is what only God has either the right or the power to do. References: Psalms 8:4, Psalms 8:5.—S. Our human nature occupies the central throne of heaven. Often when he visited the President at Sagamore Hill, the two men would go outdoors at night to see who could first locate the Andromeda galaxy. 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