Psalm 8O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth, who hast set Thy glory above the heavens!
2Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast Thou ordained strength because of Thine enemies, that Thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
3When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars which Thou hast ordained,
4what is man that Thou art mindful of him, and the son of man that Thou dost visit him?
5For Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor.
6Thou hast made him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet,
7all sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field,
8the fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
9O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth!
This is such a wonderful chapter. Praise God for creation! The thought of God using his fingers to create the moon and stars makes me think of a master sculptor using clay to mold. I can picture him gently placing each star in it's place, creating the constellations for his enjoyment.
The fourth verse asks about man. Why did God think of us and us in charge of the earth and all that is in it? "...and the son of man that Thou dost visit him? For Thou has made him a little lower than the angels, and has crowned him with glory and honor." We were lovingly formed and put here for a purpose. We need to be better stewards for him. But our best is to always praise him!