Psalm 8

Written by admin on October 14th, 2006

It seems that many of us think too well or too poorly of humankind.  In this psalm we have a very high view of humankind, but one that calls for us to recognize our subservience to the great and good God. Instead of being proud and arrogant we need to be amazed at the grace of God to continue to love and care for us.

He also notes that we can think too little of ourselves, or just not bother to think about the deep and important things at all.

Like small children we must maintain our wonder about the world as we discover more and more about it and find how wonderfully made it is.

Apparently the poet is amazed that God did not fire us after Adam and Eve disobayed him.  He was greatful.  And he declares that we ought to be very greatful.

Satan, I think, tempts to us lose our wonder about the world, the universe, our own bodies.  It is so easy to become complacent, or to become proud, or to become one who wallows in trying to satisfy our lusts. Sloth, pride and lust continue to push us away from a proper relationship with God, with one another, and with even ourselves.

We are wonderful.  We have important things to do.  We are fallen.  We are often very evil.  And we are lazy.  We are slackers.  Constantly, we have to struggle with all of this. We do so, by keeping focused on the fact to God is the Lord.  We are his servants. He asks that we obey him.

 

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