Consider This…

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(Psalms 8:3-4 KJV) When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; {4} What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Have you recently slowed down enough to take notice of all the wonderful things around you? It appears that King David, the author of Psalm 8, took a moment to survey the wondrous works of God while composing the beautiful hymn we find recorded in today’s scripture.

Some might ask, “Where can I look to see the wondrous works of your God?” I struggle to find a place where His works cannot be found! In Psalm 8:3 David surveys the vast expanse of space which our Creator crafted in order to have a suitable place to host this planet we call home. David looked with awe and wonder at the other celestial bodies, the moon and the stars, that our Maker scattered around our earthly home. As the majesty and magnitude of God’s creation began to settle on David he was overtaken with a troubling question. What is man, that thou art mindful of him?

When we realize and appreciate how powerful and wonderful our Creator and His creation really is it could easily make us feel quite insignificant. Standing in comparison to God we would certainly be found to be quite insignificant. We should be thankful that God is not a supernatural measuring stick bent on condemning or belittling us. He is a loving and gracious Heavenly Father who yearns to know and perfect us!

In Psalm 8:5 David delights in the knowledge that God has crowned mankind with glory and honor. This glory and honor is not the reward for any inherent goodness on our part. It is simply an expression of God’s love for us! In Psalm 8:6-8 David celebrates the fact God has set us over all else that He created.

As we return to David’s question, “What is man, that thou art mindful of him…” we should bear in mind that apart from God we are nothing. However, when we are in fellowship with God we are something very special! When we find a relationship with our Creator through His Son Jesus we are His children, His companions, His friends, and the crown jewel in all of His creation!

The days we live in are difficult and often mean. Many in this present world would seek to trample, belittle, and discourage you. Take heart, and take comfort in the fact your Creator loves you, cares for you, and earnestly seeks to have an intimate relationship with you.

Father, we pray that you would helps us as we seek answers to David’s question, “What is man, that thou art mindful of him…” through a faith based relationship with Your Son Jesus!

Scott Sheriff


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