How Majestic is Your Name
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How Majestic is Your Name

From Series: Psalms, Volume 1

Psalm 8:1-9  (ID: 1553)

When the psalmist declares God’s majesty in Psalm 8, he also considers the insignificance of man and marvels that God is mindful of him. Alistair Begg examines the psalmist’s right reflection on both God and man, reminding us to have big thoughts of our Creator and small thoughts of ourselves. Viewing God and our sins rightly should lead us to be reconciled to Him through Christ.


How Majestic Is Your Name

To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith.1 A Psalm of David.

1O Lord, our Lord,

how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory above the heavens.

2Out of the mouth of babies and infants,

you have established strength because of your foes,

to still the enemy and the avenger.

3When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,

the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

4what is man that you are mindful of him,

and the son of man that you care for him?

5Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings2

and crowned him with glory and honor.

6You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;

you have put all things under his feet,

7all sheep and oxen,

and also the beasts of the field,

8the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,

whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

9O Lord, our Lord,

how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Copyright © 2020, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.