Psalm 8:1 & 9 An Awesome Name

LORD, our LORD, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Psalm 8:1 & 9

David starts and ends this psalm with the same words. He is giving God praise for His wonderful name. In the middle of these two verses, David describes what God has done. God had made everything on and off the earth, and then placed man over it all.

A person’s character is what gives the person a name, beyond just the name given by his parents. People who do great things are talked very highly of and praised for the good words. Those who do wrong, and cut-down and given a bad name.

People tend to take the name of God very lightly. The world, and many believers, tend to use God’s name very flippantly, cursing or ridiculing His name. God is often called the ‘man upstairs,’ or just one of many gods. Some make promises using God’s name, with no intention of actually fulfilling the promise.

One has to stop and think about who God is. To think about everything that God has made, will just cause a person’s head to spin. Then to think that God has placed man over all of those things, makes it even more amazing.

The man who God has placed over these things, includes you. God’s love for you was so great that He made everything for you and put you in control of it. Do not forget that this was done while God knew that you would sin and walk away from Him. He knew that Adam would sin. He had already planned for Jesus to die on the cross to take away the sins of all men.

When you begin to think about all of this and what God has done for you, you will stand amazed. It is at this point that you will realize the truth in David’s words that God’s name is majestic! It is a name that is above all other names on this earth!

Jesus, who is God, lived as a human on this earth, suffered, and died for you. He did all this to give you life. What better works could God do to deserve a better name than that of Jesus, your Savior?

Sing the praise with David: LORD, our LORD, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

I pray today that you will see what God has done for you; that you will give God’s name praise; that you will not dishonor God’s name; and that you will always have a song of praise on your lips.


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