How Excellent Is Thy Name!!!

Friday

Have a Wonderful and Blessed Day!!! How Excellent Is Thy Name!!!

Psalm 8:1 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
Psalm 8:2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
Psalm 8:3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; Love & Prayers
Psalm 8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
Psalm 8:5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
Psalm 8:6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
Psalm 8:7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
Psalm 8:8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
Psalm 8:9 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
MAJESTY OF GOD
Our God is an amazing and awesome God and He is worthy of our praises.
What is it that makes our God so wonderful, amazing, and awesome— and hence worthy of our praises?

1. The fact that his glory and power is manifest in all places and in all corners of the created order
2. His methods in dealing with His enemies
3. The beauty, complexity, and vastness of the created order
4. Our composition as human beings. In particular, our being created in the image of God
5. His delegation to us of authority to exercise dominion over this earth
What is it that makes our God so wonderful, amazing, and awesome and hence praiseworthy? The fact that his glory and power is manifest in all places and in all corners of the created order.

What is that makes our God so wonderful, awesome, and amazing and hence praiseworthy? His methods in dealing with His enemies.
What is it that makes our God so wonderful, amazing and awesome— and hence praiseworthy: How about the beauty, complexity, and vastness of the created order When David says “how majestic is your name in all the earth” we need to understand that for David to speak of God’s majestic name this means that David personally knows and experiences God, a relationship between him and God exist.
Why does David proclaim the majesty of our God? The center part of Psalm 8 makes it clear why God is so wonderful, amazing, majestic, and excellent and hence praiseworthy.
The theory of evolution is a pitiable and pathetic answer for how our world got here and how we came to be.

There is only one reasonable conclusion for how this universe and how we came to be: God made it and us by his power and his wisdom. The complexity and design of all things points without reservation to an intelligent and powerful designer: that designer is God.

When I look out the window and see all the different kinds of flowers and trees and grasses and bugs, and birds, the variety in weather, the sun. It leads me to praise God who made all those things. Whenever I go to the zoo or an aquarium or a museum, and I see all the amazing creatures God has made, it leads me to the praise of God. When I contemplate the complexity of the human body and all its systems and how they work perfectly together, it leads me to the praise of God. When I think of how our earth is tilted at just the perfect angle and how it hangs in space at just the perfect distance from the sun, it leads me to the praise of God. Our Heavenly Father, Jesus our Blessed Savior.
The beauty and the complexity of the created order ought to lead us into the praise and worship of God. Our Father the one and Only true God, true Savior, the one and Only way to heaven.

What is it that makes our God so wonderful, amazing, and awesome— and hence praiseworthy?
Our composition as human beings. In particular, our being created in the image of God.
In v.3 of our text a wonderful picture is drawn for us. The picture drawn is this: There’s David on hill out in the countryside, lying on the ground looking up into the nights sky. It’s a cloudless night. Pollution and man made light does not obstruct his view either. What is it that David beholds. The beauty of the heavens that God has created. What does he see? Countless stars and the spinning galaxies of beyond.
And so David asks a very natural question: What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? In other words David asks “Why God do you care about me? Why do you care about me, little old me who lives on a world that is but a speck of dust in this incredibly vast universe that you have made?”

There is something very important here that we must note: David does not ask “God, do you care about me?” No, He knows that God cares about Him, and acts on his behalf. The question is “Why do you care about me God?”

The reason God cares for us who live on this tiny world in this vast universe is because we, the sons of Adam- the first man, have been made in the image of God. v.5. This composition of ours, in particular our being made in His image, makes God pretty awesome.

As ones bearing his image we have been given an incredible
responsibility. Into our hands God has entrusted an amazing task, along with some pretty amazing abilities as human beings. To often we overlook this when it comes to our praising Him. It’s a privilege to have the responsibility and freedom that God has given us here on planet earth. It’s a privilege that necessitates ongoing gratitude and praise on our parts towards God.

As God exercises careful and holy dominion over the whole universe, we who bear his image and who inhabit this earth are to emulate Him, within the scope of our abilities, in the way He exercises His dominion.
Taking care of this world is our job as humans.
Because of our sinfulness we are unable to rule this world in the way God wants us to and has commanded us to.

Perfect dominion is only true in Christ. He alone is Lord of all creation.
In our exercise of dominion over this earth we must turn to Christ and his wisdom and strength. In Jesus alone can we fulfill the incredible creation mandate that God has given to us.

Psalm 8:1 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
1Timothy 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

HOLY HOLY HOLY
Holy, holy, holy
Lord God almighty
Early in the morning my song shall rise to thee
Holy. holy, holy
Merciful and mighty
God in three persons, blessed Trinity
Holy, holy, holy
All the saints adore Thee
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea
All the cherubim and seraphim are falling down before Thee
Which wert and art and evermore shalt be
Holy, holy, holy
Though the darkness hide Thee
Though the eyes of sinful man Thy glory may not see
Lord, only Thou art holy and there is none beside Thee
Perfect in power, in love and purity
Holy, holy, holy
Lord God almighty
All Thy works shall praise Thy name in earth and sky and sea
Holy, holy, holy
Merciful and mighty
You are God in three persons, blessed Trinity
You are God in three persons, blessed Trinity
Oh, God in three persons, blessed Trinity

Love and Prayers

Cheryl

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