King David, a man after God’s own heart and a man of praise. We’re introduced to the word excellent in this Psalm. Psalm 8:1 and Psalm 8:9 the word excellent used to describe God’s name.
“O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth. Who have set Your glory above the heavens!” Psalm 8:1 (KJV) Majestic’s used in the New International Version. We are to praise God.
This is a psalm of praise of the God of creation. King David recalls that God’s fingers his very fingers, placed the stars in place. In verses three and four, ‘when I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained, What is man who You are mindful of him and the son of man who You visit him?’ Beloved, God set the stars in place with his fingers, far less power per David Jeremiah in the hand than the arm and far less power in the finger to create the stars, planets, and galaxies. God only needed his fingers.
The greatness of God/man is clear in this psalm, Jesus’ greater than angels according to verse five and we’ve crowned him with glory and honor. Jesus is greater than the angels, he’s crowned with glory and honor.
Jesus’ name above all name. O Lord our Lord, How excellent (majestic) is Your name in all the earth.
Beloved, what can you praise God for today? Reread Psalm 8 as often as needed.