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Re: Psalms 1-41
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2019, 08:40:19 PM »
Psalm 8:1,2
(1) LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
in the heavens.

(2) Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.


God?s glory and majesty are displayed in His creation (Romans 1:20).
His praise is proclaimed by myriads of angels in the heavens; but on earth His worshippers are mainly the weak and the powerless (I Corinthians 1:27-29)! The simple, straightforward faith of a child is a devastating rebuke to the prejudice and hypocrisy of many adults - as Jesus once pointed out to the Pharisees (Matthew 21:15).
It is not the worship of God that will be silenced but the scoffing of His opponents.
"Blessed is the one who always trembles before God,
but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble." (Proverbs 28:14)

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Re: Psalms 1-41
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2019, 02:53:08 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for your post where can one find words to express the glory of God we see him everywhere we look if we look up at stars he is there if we look down at our earth he is there his creation is everywhere we look so as his children let us give thanks and praise him .
And as children let us give thanks and praise for all his wonderful gifts and may he through his children put his enemies to flight.

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Re: Psalms 1-41
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2019, 08:52:31 PM »
Psalm 8:3

"When I consider Your heavens?" (verse 3)

The night sky has always been a source of wonder and admiration. With the help of telescopes and other even more sophisticated equipment, we can now see a lot more than David could: not only the moon and stars, but also other things far beyond the range of the naked eye: galaxies, supernovas and black holes. For some, the vastness of the universe invites exploration; but others find it overpowering. "The eternal silence of those infinite spaces strikes me with terror," wrote Pascal

And what of our own planet, the place we call 'home'? The Earth is a mere speck of dust on the cosmic scale, a beautiful but lonely (and vulnerable) oasis in the emptiness of space. The discoveries of modern science seem to have reduced life as a whole, and the human race in particular, to nothing more than a random accident - a 'glitch' in the otherwise impersonal processes of physics and chemistry.

"When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers?"

The universe can seem cold and unfriendly, somewhere that only astronomers and physicists can feel 'at home'. But it is neither empty nor impersonal; it is God's universe, and it has His fingerprints all over it (Isaiah 40:26). He made it for us; not only to nurture and sustain us, but also to amaze and inspire us.

Enjoy?
"Blessed is the one who always trembles before God,
but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble." (Proverbs 28:14)

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Re: Psalms 1-41
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2019, 09:03:58 AM »
In the vastness of space God displays his power and creativity.

As astrominers search for planets they've learnt just how unique our solar system is.

A stable star, a planet in a near circular orbit in the goldelocks zone, a magnetic field that protects from radiation, a veru large close orbiting satilite ensures the seas are not stagnent, several large planets further out that sweep up large metiors, comets etc

"The discoveries of modern science seem to have reduced life as a whole, and the human race in particular, to nothing more than a random accident - a 'glitch' in the otherwise impersonal processes of physics and chemistry. "
Only applies to the evolutionary atheist who cannot see Gods care and love in the details of creation.
For them the fact that we are celebrating the 50 anniversary of man reaching the moon is not because God created an ordered, reasonable universe, but an incrdible series of one off accidents that resulted in 'order'

God is greater than the universe and vast and intimidating as its size is we know that God loves us.

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Re: Psalms 1-41
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2019, 11:49:01 AM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for your post what can one say to these words the creation of the cosmos is beyond our comprehension the mind boggles it's vastness and complexity and the wonder of our planet earth.
All this and science has the audacity to say everything created it's self after a random explosion and a series of lucky accidents ludicrous.
How wonderful are the works of our God  and he continues to work for us and everything he has done for us through his beloved son all we can do is go on our knees and say thank you Lord.

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« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2019, 02:23:03 PM »
Hi
I heard this hymn on songs of praise today and thought of this thread.

O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout the universe displayed

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art

Love and peace
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« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2019, 08:54:39 PM »
Psalm 8:4,5

"What is mankind...?" (verse 4)

What are we? It all depends on your point of view. Biologists classify humans as primates, closely related (genetically, anatomically and physiologically) to chimpanzees and gorillas. This viewpoint has many practical uses: it enables us to discover how our bodies work by studying other mammals, with countless spin-offs for medicine and psychology. But it also has its limitations. Although we are animals, we are not just animals - not even just intelligent animals. We are also spiritual beings with a capacity to know God.

"What is mankind that You are mindful of them,
human beings that You care for them?"


Instinctively, we set ourselves at the centre of the universe - even though our rational minds know that we are just one species, inhabiting a tiny planet that is orbiting an ordinary star somewhere near the periphery of a very ordinary galaxy. Why should we be special? More to the point, why should a God great enough to create an entire universe be interested in such small and insignificant creatures as us?

"You crowned them with glory and honour." (verse 5)

Rather than exercise His sovereignty directly, God has chosen to delegate the management of this planet to its inhabitants. So He created Man to rule the rest of the world - as His deputy and representative (Genesis 1:26)

In God's eyes, then, there is no such thing as an 'ordinary' person. Every member of the human race is special; every individual should therefore be treated with respect. We are meant to be kings!

"Blessed is the one who always trembles before God,
but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble." (Proverbs 28:14)

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Re: Psalms 1-41
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2019, 02:39:04 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for post interesting read hope you don't mind if I use the ESV versions.

Psa 8:4  what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? 
Psa 8:5  Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.      


The reference here is for one Man which I believe is Christ Jesus our Lord who is also called the son of Man of which man is he the son of and why would God care for him God brought him into the world through the virgin Mary in so doing he took him from  heaven and brought him into the world as a man which is lower than the angels.
He is Gods only begotten son through whom the whole world would be blessed and this is why the Father has crowned him with glory and honor.
he now sits at the right hand of God awaiting his return in glory to collect all those who belong to him.
Come Lord Jesus Come

Love and Peace
Dave

 

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