Psalm 8 is a beautiful presentation of the majesty of God and the dignity of humanity in His creation. David marvels at the beauty, splendor, and majesty of God’s creation including humanity. The echo of Genesis 1:26-28 in Psalm 8:6-8 remind us that the purpose of humanity is to image God throughout all creation. David addresses God as Yahweh, the covenant keeping God of Israel and Adonai, the sovereign over all of creation. He wraps the Psalm with a voice of praise to the God who is. God’s glory and splendor is beyond all that He has created. Through His divine fingers He created all that we see. His creation leads us to worship Him as altogether different than us and greater than us! David’s economy of words mingle awe, praise, marvel, and joy at who God is, what He has done and our response to Him. And so, as we read Psalm 8, we marvel at God and all that He has done!
Scripture References: Psalms 8:1-9
Psalms 2:1-12, Psalms 1:1-6
Dr. Ken Hanna
Psalms 43:1-5, Psalms 42:1-11