Bible Reading / Book By Book: 1 Kings to Psalms  

Day 81 / Psalms 8

This Psalm tells of God’s greatness. One of the things that makes him great is that he actually cares for us. In turn, he puts us in charge of the world he has made. 

When we treat the world God has created with care, we are being responsible with what God has given us to do.

Psalm 8 (NASB)

The Lord’s Glory and Man’s Dignity.

O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth,
Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!
2 From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established [b]strength
Because of Your adversaries,
To make the enemy and the revengeful cease.

3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained;
4 What is man that You take thought of him,
And the son of man that You care for him?
5 Yet You have made him a little lower than God,
And You crown him with glory and majesty!
6 You make him to rule over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet,
7 All sheep and oxen,
And also the beasts of the field,
8 The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea,
Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.

9 O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth!