Psalms 8* God is to be glorified, for making known himself to us. (1,2)And for making even the heavenly bodies useful to man, therebyplacing him but little lower than the angels. (3-9)1,2 The psalmist seeks to give unto God the glory due to hisname. How bright this glory shines even in this lower world! Heis ours, for he made us, protects us, and takes special care ofus. The birth, life, preaching, miracles, suffering, death,resurrection, and ascension of Jesus are known through theworld. No name is so universal, no power and influence sogenerally felt, as those of the Saviour of mankind. But how muchbrighter it shines in the upper world! We, on this earth, onlyhear God's excellent name, and praise that; the angels andblessed spirits above, see his glory, and praise that; yet he isexalted far above even their blessing and praise. Sometimes thegrace of God appears wonderfully in young children. Sometimesthe power of God brings to pass great things in his church, byvery weak and unlikely instruments, that the excellency of thepower might the more evidently appear to be of God, and not ofman. This he does, because of his enemies, that he may put themto silence. 3-9 We are to consider the heavens, that man thus may bedirected to set his affections on things above. What is man, somean a creature, that he should be thus honoured! so sinful acreature, that he should be thus favoured! Man has sovereigndominion over the inferior creatures, under God, and isappointed their lord. This refers to Christ. In #Heb 2:6-8|, theapostle, to prove the sovereign dominion of Christ, shows he isthat Man, that Son of man, here spoken of, whom God has made tohave dominion over the works of his hands. The greatest favourever showed to the human race, and the greatest honour ever putupon human nature, were exemplified in the Lord Jesus. With goodreason does the psalmist conclude as he began, Lord, howexcellent is thy name in all the earth, which has been honouredwith the presence of the Redeemer, and is still enlightened byhis gospel, and governed by his wisdom and power! What words canreach his praises, who has a right to our obedience as ourRedeemer
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