The Majesty of Our God

The works of God are different than anything man has experienced on earth. When we have relationship with Him, we see this majesty differently. God chose to make Himself known in an unpretentious way.  He could have come to earth in a spectacle, but He chose to come in a humble way (Philippians 2:8).  He chose man to love more than anything, and to use them on this earth to shame the wicked and bring glory to Himself.  

Psalm 8:1-2 O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.

Even babies and infants have a place in His kingdom and plan.  Our God is so great that He doesn't need the strongest warrior to win battles or the wisest scholar to bring truth. He just needs the innocence of His creation to confound the earth.  Do not look past children to offer substance in life.  Children often bring clarity and simple truths that help make sense of our overly complicated lives.  

Psalm 8:3-9 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Man is the pinnacle of God's creation. When we ponder His great works, His majesty and honor due to Him, it can be hard to comprehend that He would be mindful of us as the Psalms describe.  Be encouraged today as you read the Psalms. God's desire is to have communion with you. In light of God's majesty we bear the image of God by excercising dominion. And this is an important calling. But, we fail every day. And we need a better King who rules perfectly over everything.(1 Cor. 1:26-21).  

We cannot lead by our own strength, though. Sin cannot have dominion over us.  We can know and understand God's majesty, but we must let it rule over us. If you submit to God as creator and ruler of your life, you can have victory over sin and victory over Satan's power. Lay down your own will today. Allow God to rule and reign and let His majesty take over your life and family today.