Psalm 8

Whenever I have down time, during my commute or when walking around the hospital, I try to reflect on verses that I love or ones that apply to struggles I'm currently facing. I've come to appreciate this "quiet" time to think. So far this practice hasn't come easy, since so many of the verses I learned as a child have left my brain, and of course, my thoughts tend to wander. I hope to spend more time in the Word this coming year, and I plan to memorize some of my favorites Psalms for these times of reflection.

Psalm 8 is one of my favorite Psalms--I remember my chemistry professor reading it to our class the first day of college. I have once heard from someone that this Psalm is Genesis 1 set to verse. As a scientist, it so wonderful to ponder on God's handiwork and creation as I'm studying His world.

Psalm 8

A Psalm of David.

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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1 Comment:

  1. Ashley said...
    I love that Psalm. I did a painting once on verses 3 and 4.

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