When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. (Psalm 8:3-5 ESV)
Next time you go camping or find yourself out in the country away from city lights at night, look up at the stars. There are so many! Many of them burn brighter than our sun and there are too many to count. It is an enchanting sight. Looking at such a vast and majestic scene gives you a sense of the majesty and power of God. God flung those stars into the sky, creating them from nothing. God fills the universe with His power and His presence. Like the Psalmist how can we not wonder, who am I and who is man, that God would give him much of a thought? And yet, God has made man as his crowning work of creation. He has set man over his creation to exercise dominion.
Did you know that you are that important to God? How does that change the way you think of yourself and others?
Praise God for his glory revealed in the majesty of creation and his grace to help you govern it.
McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan: 2 Sa 17, 2 Co 10, Ez 24, Ps 7-8