God’s Glory and Man’s Dominion
Verse 1 – O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth, You who set Your glory above the heavens!
Verse 2 – Out of the mouth of babes and infants You have ordained strength, because of Your enemies, that You may silence the enemy and avenger.
Children are able to trust and praise God without any reservations. As we adults grow older, we find it more and more difficult to trust because of life’s experiences. According to Jesus , children with their child-like faith, are the best representatives of God’s kingdom (Matthew 18:4).
Verse 3 – When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
Verse 4 – What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?
The vastness of all creation is contrast with the smallness and insignificance of man. I know we wonder, sometimes, how such a huge and great God, could be concerned with “Little Ole Me.” And yet God created us a little lower than the angels. We have great value to Him because we are His creation! Because God has already declared how much we mean to Him, don’t ever consider yourself worthless.
Verse 5 – For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor.
Verse 6 – You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet,
With great authority comes great responsibility. God gave man tremendous authority over the whole earth. We have to make sure we are good stewards in regard to what He has given us!
Verse 7 – All sheep and oxen–even the beast of the field,
Verse 8 – The birds of the air, and the fish of the sea that pass through the paths of the seas.
Verse 9 – O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth!
Do you have animals? Then God holds you accountable for their well-being. God has put a huge responsibility on human beings to take care of what He cares about.