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Written by Aaron Running

4/12/2017

“O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.”
Psalm 8:1

How does the majesty of God change you? I would ask, how can it not change you? You see God is unlike anyone or anything you have ever known before.

Have you ever just been amazed by nature? By seeing the view from the top of a mountain? By looking out at how endless the ocean seems, or by looking up at a starry night? These things are displays of incredible beauty. They also probably make you feel small. They most likely give you different outlook on life because they change the way you see things.

The God of the Bible is much more majestic than these things because he created them!

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
Psalm 8:3

The beauty that we see in this world, and outside of this world, come from the handiwork of a majestic and creative God.

God invites us to enjoy his majesty

what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?
Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet,
all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
Psalm 8:4-8

God not only created the heavens and the earth, but he also created you and me. He created us to share with us, for us to have joy in him. This majestic God that created the moon and the stars, and set them in place, thinks about and cares for us. Isn’t that crazy to think about?

He also gave us purpose. He gave us humans, dominion over his creation to tend to and enjoy. Your work is not purposeless but it is for you to enjoy to the glory of God. And through it, to remind you of the majesty of God.

God uses babies to establish strength over the enemy

Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.
Psalm 8:2

This may seem kind of weird to include in this Psalm but God uses infants and babies to establish strength and to still the enemy. How joyful it is when babies are born though? They are a gift from God. They bring a joy like none other and have purpose from God in this world.

Also, how great is it that God actually sent his Son, Jesus, who was born in this world as an infant, and he would ultimately shut the mouth of the enemy? The birth of Jesus in manger established strength and stilled the enemy (Gen. 3:15, Heb. 2:14).

Jesus would grow to be a man who not only work miracles and befriend sinners, but he would ultimately be the sacrifice for our sins, rise from the dead to bring us back into a loving relationship with God.

In this, Jesus defeated the enemy.

God’s majesty calls for response of praise

O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Psalm 8:9

“How majestic is your name” is not just a description but a declaration from the Psalmist. He is responding with praise while meditating on the majesty of God.

I would call us to meditate on these scriptures, to meditate on the majesty of God, just as the Psalmist did.

The God who created the heavens and the earth. The God who created us and gave us purpose. The God who sent his Son to silence the enemy and to bring us back into joyful relationship with him.

How can it not bring you to respond with praise? How can the majesty of God not change you?

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Aaron is our church administrator and serves as one of our Deacons. He is a husband to his wife Stephanie and father to their daughter Sawyer. In his free time, he enjoys a good Netflix show, reading, and writing. You can find more of his writing on his blog.