Psalm 8, New Living Translation
For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by a stringed instrument
1 O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
Your glory is higher than the heavens.
2 You have taught children and infants
to tell of your strength,
silencing your enemies
and all who oppose you.
3 When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers--
the moon and the stars you set in place--
4 what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
human beings that you should care for them?
5 Yet you made them only a little lower than God
and crowned them[e] with glory and honor.
6 You gave them charge of everything you made,
putting all things under their authority--
7 the flocks and the herds
and all the wild animals,
8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
and everything that swims the ocean currents.
9 O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
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I. The ________________________ of Humanity. (vs. 3-4)
A. A marked contrast between God’s ____________ and our simplicity.
B. Value comes to us because of the consideration, care and ________ of God.
II. The ____________ of humanity. (vs. 5)
A. We are like God in that we are rational, moral, and ________________ beings.
III. The ________________ of humanity. (vs. 5)
A. Failure to recognize our ________________ leads to two faulty attitudes:
1. Recognizing the value of what we ________.
2. Recognizing the value of where we ________.
IV. The ____________ of humanity. (vs. 6-8)
A. God has made ____________ the custodian, the manager of His universe.
B. God endowed us with the power of ____________ (Genesis 3; Hebrews 2:9a; vs. 14-15)
C. He put us here to make a ________________________ in our world. (in our church)