Psalm 8

Last night in our Men’s Bible Study, we continued the Tony Evans DVD series called Kingdom Man.  I followed that up with today’s workbook assignment by reading Psalm 8 which I copied below from http://www.biblegateway.com :

Psalm 8[a]

For the director of music. According to gittith.[b] A psalm of David.

Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory
    in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
    you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
    to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
    the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
    which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?[c]

You have made them[d] a little lower than the angels[e]
    and crowned them[f] with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
    you put everything under their[g] feet:
all flocks and herds,
    and the animals of the wild,
the birds in the sky,
    and the fish in the sea,
    all that swim the paths of the seas.

Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 8:1 In Hebrew texts 8:1-9 is numbered 8:2-10.
  2. Psalm 8:1 Title: Probably a musical term
  3. Psalm 8:4 Or what is a human being that you are mindful of him, / a son of man that you care for him?
  4. Psalm 8:5 Or him
  5. Psalm 8:5 Or than God
  6. Psalm 8:5 Or him
  7. Psalm 8:6 Or made him ruler . . . ; / . . . his

Read vs 5 again.  In my notes from my workbook, I read this morning a most profound statement. It reads:

When you become a Kingdom Man, you don’t turn into something different, you simply embrace what God created you to be. You find the purpose for your creation.

The Enemy doesn’t want you to know that. He doesn’t want you to know God has given you glory, honor and dominion to live out on earth. No, he’d much rather have you think you’re nobody, you don’t matter and you have no say or influence. That way he can keep the kingdom of God from advancing, because those who’ve been given the legitimate authority to advance it have been lulled into thinking that they lack significance and authority.

At some point you may have lost the leverage of your destiny and authority. Maybe through poor decisions or neglect, you’ve forgotten what it means to be a man. But it’s never too late to wake up.

Today, I’m going to let that sink in and believe it!

About Wayne to the Max

Active writer, dancer, traveler, Christian and father, aviation enthusiast, photographer, music lover and a DJ, hiker, Harley driver and fine wine drinker. My digital photo artist page: www.WayneToTheMax.com
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