Psalm 8 (February 10, 2011)

February 10, 2011

Psalm 8

We have already talked through Psalm 8 as a clear demonstration of the majesty of God and the weakness of man. We also discovered that the majesty of God is displayed in the weakness of men through the power of the gospel. The New Testament echoes this idea:

Matthew 11: 25 At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children;”

1 Corinthians 1:26-27 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;

Hebrews 2:5-10 Now it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. It has been testified somewhere, “What is man, that you are mindful of him, or the son of man, that you care for him?  You made him for a little while lower than the angels; you have crowned him with glory and honor, putting everything in subjection under his feet.”  Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.

Hope in the Psalms

Through the pages of the Old Testament, God is announcing the reign of the messiah and the power of the glory of God that will be displayed as the gospel takes root in the hearts and lives of all who follow him. Our hope rests in the gospel of God. The good news of a God who uses little children like us to bring his name glory as he makes us into new people.


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