Tehillim / Psalms 8, Part 1, David declaring the Power of God

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 8:1-10.  The Psalm begins by stating א   לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל-הַגִּתִּית מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: “For the choir director; on the Gittith. A Psalm of David.”  David declares the glory of God saying ב   יְהֹוָה אֲדֹנֵינוּ מָה-אַדִּיר שִׁמְךָ בְּכָל-הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר-תְּנָה הוֹדְךָ עַל-הַשָּׁמָיִם: 8:1 O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens! (NASB)  There is “power” in God’s Name (יְהֹוָה) throughout all the earth; the Lord has displayed His majesty (הוֹדְךָ) upon the heavens.  It is interesting in declaring the majesty and power throughout the earth, David declares how the Lord has established His strength at the mouth of infants and babies ג   מִפִּי עוֹלְלִים | וְיֹנְקִים יִסַּדְתָּ עֹז לְמַעַן צוֹרְרֶיךָ לְהַשְׁבִּית אוֹיֵב וּמִתְנַקֵּם:  8:2 From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength Because of Your adversaries, To make the enemy and the revengeful cease. (NASB)  David then states ד   כִּי-אֶרְאֶה שָׁמֶיךָ מַעֲשֵֹי אֶצְבְּעֹתֶיךָ יָרֵחַ וְכוֹכָבִים אֲשֶׁר כּוֹנָנְתָּה: ה   מָה-אֱנוֹשׁ כִּי-תִזְכְּרֶנּוּ וּבֶן-אָדָם כִּי תִפְקְדֶנּוּ: 8:3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained; 8:4 What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him? (NASB)  The work of God’s creation, in the infant (babe), the Lord displays his awesome wisdom and power to create new life.  Who else can do this other than the Lord God Himself?  The heavens, who can establish the heavens except God Himself?   Seeing the greatness of God in His creation, David wonders how the Lord God Almighty can take thought of man, and of the son of man to take care of him? Read more here: Tehillim 8-Part1

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