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  • Writer's pictureJ.A.Abele

Psalms with Purpose for Young People- Psalms 8:1, 3-4

Here’s a practical example to help understand-

Psalms 8:1, 3-4

O Lord, our Lord,

How majestic and glorious and excellent is Your name in all the earth!

You have displayed Your splendor above the heavens.

When I see and consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,

The moon and the stars, which You have established,

What is man that You are mindful of him,

And the son of [earthborn] man that You care for him?


Imagine you're staring at the night sky on a clear, cool night. The stars are twinkling like tiny diamonds, and the moon is gleaming like a silver coin. You feel small and insignificant compared to the vastness of the universe.


This feeling is similar to the one David felt when he wrote Psalm 8. He was awestruck by God's creation, which is described in the psalm. He compares God's power and glory to everything he sees in the sky. He then questions why God would be so concerned with a small human like himself.


You can relate to David's feelings. When you see something big and beautiful, it can make you feel small and insignificant. But David also reminds you that God is mindful of even the smallest of creatures. He cares for you, even when you feel unimportant.



This Psalm reminds you that:

God is powerful and majestic.

God is creative and skillful.

God cares for every living thing.

You can find awe and wonder in God's creation.


Photo by Chinh Le Duc on Unsplash


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