C. The progressive death of the body - Gen. 5:5. You have set Your glory above the heavens. How can we apply this psalm? God is the God of order, and order is peace. In what does his superiority consist? David begins with the exclamation, “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth, who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!”. Reference: Psalms 8:3, Psalms 8:4.—Bishop Temple, Rugby Sermons, 3rd series, p. 91. They have an a priori bias against God because they want to be the lords of their own lives. Psalm 7, In You I Put My Trust. 1. 3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 3. Reconciled and Remaining - Colossians 1 Redeemed! References: Psalms 8:4, Psalms 8:5.—S. I. But the cry of the newborn displays God’s strength. In all that is implied in the term "will." Jesus replied by quoting this verse (21:16), “Yes, have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies You have prepared praise for Yourself’?” James Boice explains (Psalms, Volume 1 [Baker], p. 68). The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. 3:14), “I am who I am.” It points to God’s eternal self-existence. Man's apparent activities are limited to the domains of time and sense. 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. Let’s go to bed.” (7,700 Illustrations, Paul Tan [Assurance Publishers], #2213.). The human brain has 10 billion nerve cells interacting in coordination to allow us to function as we do. 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 Peculiar Mark of Majesty, Part 2 Easter Sunday. Calvin didn’t know anything about the complex biological and chemical processes that take place in the mother and child at birth. Psalms 8:1-2 "O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth, Who hast set thy glory upon the heavens! II. Thus, David comes full circle and closes the wreath of praise: “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth!”. Your body is supported by more than 200 finely designed bones, connected to more than 500 muscles and many tendons and ligaments. All things are not put under man. III. We are impressed with God's infinite independence of human help. What does he mean? II. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient. Against this perversion Scripture furnishes a standing protest, and if read aright, a safeguard. SermonAudio.com - Psalm 8 Sermons. This term, in the Elohistic portion of the Pentateuch, is applied to the Almighty instead of the term "Jehovah." Even we who have been transformed by His grace must likewise war against this desire, which often manifests itself in an attempt to get around His commandments or excuse behaviors and attitudes that are inexcusable. The claim of universal and absolute obedience and these four are in close, inseparable moral unity. Humanity’s most basic sin is the desire to throw off the Lord’s external authority and become a law unto ourselves. We come now to the second form which the objection may take—that as the Gospel revelation sets man in a rank that is too high, so does it bring God too low. What is man in presence of the overwhelming display of creative power? Psalm 3, Lord How They have Increased, The Morning Psalm. As regards man, the professed aim of the Gospel is his deliverance from spiritual error and sin and his introduction to that which alone can satisfy the wants of his nature—the favour and fellowship of the God who made him. Wherever any spiritual truth is taught, the words that teach reveal something of God. This is a principle which we are justly warranted in applying to God. P. Chown, Contemporary Pulpit, vol. Revolving around it were small spheres representing the planets, attached at the ends of rods of varying lengths. True greatness consists, not in weight and extension, but in intellectual power and moral worth. 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! 57. Sir Isaac Newton had an exact replica of our solar system made in miniature. But science cannot reconcile us to God. 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. Does debt affect giving in modern times in light of the Israelite tithe and slaves? 1:18). II. It is one of a hundred million galaxies. Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. But let us not forget that God is near, and yet He may surround Himself with clouds and thick darkness and may be altogether hidden from us. A David Psalm. To love God is the source of penitence, the crown of joy, the power of union with the supernatural world. i., p. 173. 21:15). (The above synopsis of birth is from Geoffrey Simmons, Billions of Missing Links, pp. Evolution is simply a way for sinful people to attempt to avoid their Creator. Psalm 8[ a] For the director of music. Psalms 8:6. That capacity is faith. The vastness, the grandeur, of the material universe sometimes oppress us; we are crushed by the sense of our insignificance. How is God mindful of man? xix., p. 161. Sometimes people can become tentative when reading the book of Psalms, but one does not need to be. Scripture: Psalm 8. Psalms 9:10.—Spurgeon, Sermons, vol. Note the exaltation of the humanity in the ascension of Christ. All of these balls and cogs and belts and gears just happened to come together and wonder of wonders, by chance they began revolving in their set orbits and with perfect timing!” His unbelieving friend got the message! Without looking up, Newton replied, “Nobody.” “Nobody?” his friend asked. How are we to verify the hope that it is possible for man to have access to God's presence? Your heart beats an average of 75 times per minute, 40 million times per year, or two and a half billion times in 70 years. A problem with our hearing of Psalm 8, as with so many other biblical texts, may be our affluence. Who is like You, majestic in holiness, awesome in praises, working wonders?”, David says further that it is God’s name that is majestic. We see the infinite sufficiency of God to preserve all the interests we commit to Him. Psalm 8 explores the theme of God’s majestic splendor and our puny insignificance by way of comparison. II. The language of very many thinkers nowadays is the first hasty utterance of the Psalmist—"What is man?" Modern sophistry is ready to tell us that one law of cause and effect reigns supreme over mind as well as matter, that the actions of man, like the other phenomena of the universe, are but links in a chain of rigid and necessary consequences. III. What then is that connection? The heavens declare His glory, and proclaim it to be infinite. Psalm 2, The Triumph of God. II. It is manifest that the omnipotent wisdom and power laves to divide itself upon the individuality of its works. Children's Sermon on Psalm 8: How Majestic Psalms Background. vi., p. 536. To cross the entire universe as we know it would take you 20 billion light years (National Geographic World [Jan., 1992], p. 15)! IV. Jupiter 1,300 times as large. And yet supposedly intelligent scientists see all of this and then attribute it to “nature” or random chance! For a commoner to come into the presence of a king on his throne was a frightening and awe-inspiring moment. The thought which lies behind this text is of far deeper intensity now than when it was first uttered by the awe-stricken Psalmist. If these leaders of the people had been indignant before, they must have become nearly catatonic now. “That’s right! There are psalms for times of trouble and grief. III. The chief lesson in these words is for every Christian a lesson of restful calm, peaceful, untroubled faith, but faith surely tempered with reverence. It is possible, after all, that God may be mindful of me, and that God may visit me. What is man that God is mindful of him, and what is man that God should visit him? We are brought face to face with these three: nature, man, God. “Name” refers to God’s essence and character. John Piper Apr 1, 2007 46 Shares Sermon. A. 6:11); or to a tune or musical instrument named after the city. He sent His own Son, the Son of Man, to provide the sacrifice for our sins and to fulfill Psalm 8 in a way that we cannot. It s as large as our Milky Way. 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. "Now we see not yet all things put under him; but we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour," etc. I. 3:22-24. They were all geared together by cogs and belts to make them move around the sun in harmony. What becomes of man's interests, his creation, his redemption, if these innumerable worlds are peopled by beings who wait, as he does, upon God? When we are rightly related to God through Jesus Christ, our lives take on eternal significance. Is it futile or potentially useful to debate an atheist about the existence of God? 1:20), “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.”. 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. (1) God has laid bare to man the splendid vision by prophecy. It is not that the psalmist admires elements of creation as though God is in them. See what God would have in the moral universe. 1802. Psalms 9:4.—J. The older I get and the faster that the New Year seems to pop up on the calendar, the more I think about, “What is the significance of my life?” Life is so uncertain that none of us knows whether this will be our last day on this planet, much less our last year. (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. The songs of the people to God covered all the spectrum of events in life. Words really can’t do it justice. We see that creation is established upon a basis of order. 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" Psalm 8 Commentary: Psalm 8 is a reflective or meditative psalm. 82:1, 6). So far from being insignificant in comparison with the heavens, man is of infinitely more value than they. So what did God do? If it breathed too soon, it would suffocate. These words express a conviction which lies at the root of all natural as well as all revealed religion, a conviction which may be regarded as a distinctive feature, which separates that conception of God's nature which is properly a religious one from that which is merely a philosophical speculation, a conception without which indeed there can be no real belief in God at all. Psalms 10:5.—C. I. ", I. "Manifest in the flesh." I. The hairs of your head are all numbered; your name is not unknown to Him. No doubt, but science itself contains the reply to this argument. At its center was a large golden ball representing the sun. 8. He has assigned us the role of ruling over His creation. J. R. Macduff, Communion Memories, p. 51. Look, first, at the text in the light of Old Testament Scripture. Happy New Year: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives, 4. 8:1, 9), to declare in worship, “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth!”. Kingsley, Sermons for the Times, p. 148; A. Maclaren, Life of David, p. 28; F. D. Maurice, Sermons in Country Churches, p. 148; I. Williams, The Psalms Interpreted of Christ, p. 178; P. Thomson, Expositor, 2nd series, vol. When we consider the heavens, four results are secured:—. Of all the truths in Scripture, none have more empirical data as proof as to the inherent sinfulness of humanity. It works everywhere you sign in, even with the mobile app! 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. Sun 1,300,000 times the earth. Williams, The Psalms Interpreted of Christ, p. 189. (He was, indeed, the “son of David,” the Messiah.) 65-66) comments. It is one of the greatest scientific frauds that the enemy of our souls has ever foisted on the human race! It pumps about 3,000 gallons of blood per day. The Local Group belongs to the Virgo Cluster, part of an even larger Local Supercluster, which is a half-billion light years across. It is similar to what Paul states when he indicts the human race for suppressing the truth in unrighteousness (Rom. 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. Melvill, Penny Pulpit, No. Psalms 10:16.—Spurgeon, Evening by Evening, p. 118. So far as we can see, that objection takes one of two shapes—either that man, looked at in the light of such a universe, is too insignificant for this interposition, or that God is too exalted for us to expect such an interposition from Him. 3-4 I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous, your handmade sky-jewelry, Psalm 1, Where the Path of the Godly and Ungodly Leads. My parents used to have a little plaque on the wall by our front door that read, “Only one life, ’twill soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last.” That little couplet states it well. II. Lord, our Lord,how majestic is your name in all th x., p. 500; J. Baldwin Brown, The Higher Life, pp. 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. Sermon: The Name of the King - Psalm 8 Sermon Series: God's Provision for Humanity. 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. And yet, all of these accomplishments are tainted by sin. I myself am the consummate result and the ripe fruit of these immense and awful ages. The psalm goes on to tell what happened to the people of Israel when they stopped listening to God. The humanity Christ wore on earth will continue evermore on the throne. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! 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. What right have I to separate myself from the creatures to which I am so closely related? The child will not breathe until it has cleared the birth canal. Although we marred God’s image through sin, God has restored it in Jesus Christ. (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. Hebrews 2 cites Psalm 8:4-6 and then applies it to Jesus (Heb. John Piper has said, “You cannot worship and glorify the majesty of God while treating his supreme creation with contempt.” (http://www.desiringod.org/ResourceLibrary/Sermons/ ByScripture/1/860_What_Is_Man/) Christians must oppose all racism. The immediate loss of intimacy with God - Gen. 3:8. iv.,p. 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. From 1977-1992 he was the pastor of Lake Gregory Community Church in Crestline, California. W. Morley Punshon, Penny Pulpit, No. How can you look at a baby and say that it happened by sheer chance, apart from a Creator? The great end of man's existence in the present life is to prepare for a better. The same can happen to us … and, in many ways, it’s already happening. Psalm 8. To cross that group, you’d have to travel for 2 million years. II. When we consider God’s majesty as seen in all the earth, I could cite enough examples to keep you here all day. who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Thus it is that both in the vastness and the richness of the visible universe the invisible God is adumbrated. I. It would save us from misery sometimes if we could only regard our afflictions as having this disciplining and corrective end. I. It is able to conceive and to reason from those distinctions of truth and falsehood, right and wrong, good and evil, which underlie and govern the spiritual world, as the laws of mathematics do the material. But there is another consideration which helps to impress the thought of our insignificance. The sheer vastness of outer space and the coordination of it all is astounding. A chapter by chapter and verse by verse study of Psalms taught by Pastor Paul LeBoutillier of Calvary Chapel Ontario, Oregon. 28:13; Ps. Title. All of these thoughts should lead us, as the psalm both begins and ends (Ps. I said nobody! Psalm 4, An Evening Psalm. Our human nature occupies the central throne of heaven. Psalms 10:4.—Preacher's Monthly, vol. And when, in the fulness of time, the Son of God was incarnate in furtherance of the purpose of the Father, surely God was mindful of His creatures then. But the biological process of birth is amazing. Scripture: Psalm 8. Psalm 9—I. One day as Newton was studying the model, a friend who did not believe in the biblical account of creation stopped by. To kill children simply because it is inconvenient to care for them, is a horrible sin that we must confront. Compared to the vastness of the universe, what is man that God thinks of us, much less that He cares for us! The significance of our lives can only be measured in the light of our relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Psalm 8, Our Excellent God. vi., No. From the point of conception, the only difference between the baby in the mother’s womb and you and I is time and nurture. ◄ Psalm 32:8 ► I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will give you counsel and watch over you. IV. The world is very small, but what of that if it is big enough to hold the children of God? And this is just the human body. With a few more breakthroughs, we can cure all our diseases and live forever! David also considers God’s splendor above the heavens. The Search OF the Savior: Why Jesus Came, Part 2 (Gal. While you have demonstrated that the whole universe is subjected to the authority of natural law, for me there is reserved an inviolable liberty. Can someone tell me what worship is? Although it is a complicated chemical, its message is simple: “I’m ready! David says that it is “from the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength” (8:2)! 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. We are brought face to face with these three: nature, man, God. At nine months after conception, the baby’s brain sends a hormone through the placenta and into the mother’s pituitary gland. Who made it for you?”. Separate from nature, I may be akin to God. A few square inches of canvas show sometimes a more costly work than a picture which would cover the side of a house. 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. 287. (3) Love. Can he respond to the revelation? The context clearly shows that the Psalmist is looking back to the primitive glory, the primeval character, of man, as it is written upon the very first page of this book. V. Once more, contemplate the exaltation of the humanity throughout all eternity. 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! Can man take in the vision? Christ consecrated infancy, poverty, bereavement, suffering, and death itself, and the grave. They forget that he is an atom which feels, and knows, and thinks, an atom that believes itself endowed with "the power of an endless life.". 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. In other words, God’s name refers to who He is and what He has done, as revealed in His Word. Psalms 10:17.—Ibid., Sermons, vol. Truly, God has displayed His splendor above the heavens! David knows that in spite of all of the evidence of God’s glory in His creation, there are still adversaries that oppose Him. David also says that the majesty of God’s name is seen in all the earth and above the heavens. He is the only uncreated being in the universe! "Thou hast put all things under His feet." The nocturnal heavens at once symbolise and demonstrate the concealed existence and attributes of God, just as the presence and symmetry of a man are made known to the distant spectator when the shadow of his person, in sharp outline, falls upon a brightly illuminated surface. Nature brings the keys of her magnificent treasure-house, and lays them, a vassal, at the feet of man. The Milky Way belongs to a group of some 20 galaxies known as the Local Group. There are psalms crying out for deliverance. 2. PSALM 8 OVERVIEW. v., p. 169; G. Bainton, Christian World Pulpit, vol. The baby’s skull has not yet fused, so that it can be pliable enough to fit through the birth canal. Earth 8,000 miles - 6,000 million, million, million tons 6-24 cifers. Size of heavenly objects. We cannot but speculate as to the ends which this infinitely vast creation may be serving; and then of what account do human pretensions appear? 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?”. ii., p. 63; Sermons for Boys and Girls, p. 112. Obviously, it stemmed from his experience (which most of us have had) of gazing up at the night sky and marveling at its vastness compared to his own puniness on this speck in the universe called planet earth. 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. He explains (Rom. 8 O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! Commentary, Psalm 8, Elizabeth Webb, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2014. 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. A. Brooke, Christ in Modern Life, p. 365. 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. Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, … It refers to the Philistine town of Gath, which means winepress. 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. [ b] A psalm of David. The highest fulfilment of these words can be found nowhere short of Him who loved to call Himself the "Son of man." It formed the great Divine idea ere the earth was made, and when God dwelt alone in the solitudes of infinite space. To try to comment on verse 1 is kind of like commenting on the splendor of the Grand Canyon. The birds of the sky, the fish of the sea, and whatever passes through the paths of the seas. What right have I to claim any special remembrance from God? To try to comment on verse 1 is kind of like commenting on the splendor of the Grand Canyon. xxviii., p. 193. How Majestic Is Your Name Is our house greater than God's heavens, that He cannot be trusted with it? A. His name refers to the perfection of His attributes and the mightiness of His deeds. I. Commentary on Psalm 8:1,2 (Read Psalm 8:1,2) The psalmist seeks to give unto God the glory due to his name. Your digestive system contains about 35 million glands that secrete juices to digest your food and sustain your life. In astronomy we see Him touching the extremity of omnipotence; and if His character is not to be one-sided, we may expect to see Him touching in some other work the extremity of love. The moral significance of this is plain. Man stands on the frontier of two worlds. Each verse begins with a different letter of the Hebrew alphabet. vii., p. 193; W. Lindsay Alexander, Christian Thought and Work, p. 123; Congregationalist, vol. When we look at these words in the light of New Testament Scripture, a new glory suddenly breaks forth from them. A consideration of the heavens will (1) enlarge and strengthen the mind; (2) show contrastively the power and weakness of man; (3) excite the highest hopes regarding human destiny; (4) tranquillise the impatience and fretfulness incident to an incomplete life. The third plea is that we are encompassed by laws which take no heed of the personal differences of men, of the varieties of their character, or of the vicissitudes of their condition. Bible> Psalms> Chapter 8> Verse 1 ◄Psalm 8:1 ► O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth! Notice the exaltation of the humanity in the incarnation of the Son of God. But if we must not indulge this feeling, the tendency of which is to quash every aspiring thought and to reduce us from the rank we hold to the level of the brutes, our alternative is another which, without checking any noble emotion, at once imposes a restraint upon presumption, and leads us to estimate more rightly than otherwise we should the consequences of our present course. 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. When you consider the complex balance of the natural world, with the hydrologic cycle, the way that plants grow and process carbon dioxide to produce oxygen, the seasons, the balance between insects and birds and the other animals, it is simply absurd to suggest that it all came about by sheer chance over time without the Creator! But if it waited too long, it would suffer brain damage. 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. Does it prohibit interracial marriage? This is a sphere of action entirely different from astronomy, and at its very first step as much higher as mind is above matter. If He has lavished so much pains and skill upon a universe of death, what may we not anticipate for one of life? 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. J. Knox Little, Manchester Sermons, p. 41. 6:5-8; Col. “When I … They begin by assuming materialism and so they have no place for God. IV. 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. References: Psalms 8:4.—Homiletic Magazine, vol. The Divine Father, by immutable covenant, invested Him as Mediator with "length of days for ever and ever.". WHEN I CONSIDER THY HEAVENS. The progress of science has had a tendency to make us underrate our manhood. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet: all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. B. Derek Kidner (Psalms 1-72 [IVP], pp. In this case, the author is David, and he’s reflecting on nature. 1 God, brilliant Lord, yours is a household name. We must treat all people with respect. 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