I read Psalm 8 over a week ago and it has stuck with me ever since. It says so many things for such a short passage. Who is God? He is the Creator. Like an artist on a blank canvas, God painted the heavens and the earth into existence with beauty and purpose. Who are human beings in comparison to such a God? We may think that the world revolves around us. Some men or women have the power to do mighty things on the earth. Yet, who can say that they created everything that exists?

Humility is the proper attitude for men and women who were created by God, given power by God, and owe everything to Him. God needs nothing and therefore he did not have to create us. However, he not only created us but he gave us a seat of honor. Humanity is the crown jewel of creation. We are stewards over the earth and representatives of God to everything in it. It is a blessing that elicits praise when considered daily. Thank you God for blessing me when I do not deserve to be blessed. Thank you for making me in your image so that I might know you. And thank you for reminding me of the reality of my place in this world and your goodness toward man.

Psalm 8:1-9 (ESV)

8:1 O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
2 Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.

3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?

5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You have given him dominion 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 along the paths of the seas.

9 O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

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