Treasuring God's Truth in Your Heart

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Psalm 8: 1-2: Evidence of God’s Love and Power

Psalm 8:1-2: O Lord, our Lord,

how majestic is your name in all the earth!

                        You have set your glory above the heavens.

            Out of the mouth of babies and infants,

                        you have established strength because of your foes,

to still the enemy and the avenger. [1]

 David’s praise in Psalm 8 should lead all of us to deep praise. Why? Because through Psalm 8, David’s Holy Spirit inspired message shows us how deeply God loves humans. [2] David begins the Psalm by “exclaiming” about the Almighty’s power in creation, a creation the Creator entrusted to people. [3] What a privilege that the God Who spoke molecular, geographical, etc. systems into being has blessed man with their stewardship and exploration! David also acknowledges Yahweh’s providential power and love in babies. [4] The Trinity’s abilities are so clear in the conception, carrying, birth and life of children that He does not need special explanation nor defense. [5] Further, God’s care for babies in enabling them to breath, eat, communicate without words, etc. shows His compassion toward people, a compassion and power so deep that those Who oppose Him are undone. [6]

 Amazingly, the Lord who entrusted us with creation and who creates and sustains infants is the same God who sent his Son to die for us. [7] In the clear ways we have not wisely stewarded the earth or properly valued our children, Jesus Christ never failed. The LORD loves you so much that He gave you His Son so that you can be in right relationship with Him, in addition to all of the things previously mentioned. May that turn our hearts in reverence toward Him.

This blog was written by Seth Dunn

[1] The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Logos Bible Software. All Scripture references will be ESV unless noted otherwise.

[2] John Calvin & J. Anderson. Commentary on the Book of Psalms Vol. 1. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2010), Logos Bible Software, 93-94.

[3] Calvin, Commentary on the Book of Psalms Vol. 1, 93-94. See also Genesis 1:28; Psalm 8:5-8.

[4] Calvin, Commentary on the Book of Psalms Vol. 1, 95.

[5] Calvin, Commentary on the Book of Psalms Vol. 1, 96.

[6] Calvin, Commentary on the Book of Psalms Vol. 1, 97-98.

[7] John 3:16.