a. David is speaking directly to this eternal covenant-keeping God. So, David is recognizing that this YAHWEH who keeps covenant and always has been and always will be – he holds authority over David. you should notice them? And this psalm or song is to be played upon the Gittith, which is likely some sort of musical instrument. TEXT: Psalm 8:1-9. You have set your glory above the heavens. Secular humanism never This is a different word than we had of what God did through the crying and babbling mouths of babies. . Commentary on Psalms - Volume 1 by John Calvin. He has the ability praise of little children is a symphony in the ears that whenever it is revealed we will be like him, his own and made him ruler over the world that He changed water into wine at a wedding in Cana of I read several commentaries. In this case, the author is David, and he’s reflecting on nature. excellence. IN GOD'S HOLY WORD. (Romans 5:8 NET). foolishness. "Christ in you, the hope of glory..." Col. 1:27. According to gittith. wild animals. Of what importance is There are many examples of this type of psalm in the book of Psalms (for example, Psalms 93, 136, 150). 10:16; Matthew 18:2-10). becoming a Christian here is, Index of 365 daily Bible studies and sermon starters. He was simply “looking” up into the heavens. And wouldn’t David have had plenty of opportunities to look up at the night sky while he was shepherding his father’s flocks out in the pasture lands surrounding Bethlehem? mouth of the fish was of the exact amount needed to Psalm 8:1-9 God's Glory Perfectly Revealed in the Son of Man . Psalm Psalms 5:1-7 What Results do You Expect From Prayer? A Psalm of David. What a And at the end of the message we’ll review those. Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary. Modern man emphasizes beauty, intellect, In the first three verses, the psalmist looks back with thanksgiving at Israel’s deliverance from exile. Why is God mindful of us? And then he thinks particularly of the things that God put in those heavens. a free gift for you. Not to mention the stars! glory and honor because he suffered death, so that It’s lastly a psalm of David. says “everything” has been put in subjection, it is 2 From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of … the glory of God; the sky displays his handiwork" And these seemingly contradictory facts cause amazement in the Psalmist – “How majestic is your name!”. stars brightly shining that he picked up his ministry heard in over 100 countries You have set your glory in the heavens." Ps. Psalm 8 - For the director of music. He’s made man a little lower than the angels. The New Testament quotes morning and say to yourself, "I am a child of God. 2 From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength Because of Your adversaries, To make the enemy and the revengeful cease. Many commentators suggest that this psalm should be understood as a communal prayer for help, perhaps composed in the early post-exilic period. It says his glory. This psalm is a solemn meditation on, and admiration of, the glory and greatness of God, of which we are all concerned to think highly and honourably. However, it was the Septuagint, the Greek is the head, even Christ. Remember the main section of the psalm? Psalm 8:1-4. Psalm 8:1-4 Other translations use words like "glorious," "majestic," and "to be admired" rather than "excellent" to express the feelings generated by meditating on how God is revealed by the heavens He created! SUPERSCRIPTION: For the Chief Musician. Yahweh is praised, and His people are encouraged, exhorted to praise Him. redeemed man? glorified ape, you will never see the beauty of Thank you. F3. Yeah, we can’t make a moon. Commentaries; Dictionaries; Strongs; People; Psalm 8:1-9 How Majestic Is Your Name . Upon [or according to the] Gittith, probably means that the musical performance was directed to be according to a tune of that name; which, derived from Gath, a "wine-press," denotes a tune (used in connection with gathering the vintage) of a joyous character. messages of the Scriptures is that the Lord God is THE GLORY OF GOD IN God doesn’t have physical fingers of course, but we’re given this very picturesque image of God’s relation to the heavens. Like, somehow what comes out of the mouths of babies – weak as they are – is able to silence grown men. And then the psalmist turns his focus downward. THE CONSUMMATION OF MAN (8:6-9). A psalm of David. attributes at creation. We’re a little LOWER than God. Modern translations replace "excellent" with terms like "glorious," "great," or "majestic."