PSALMS 8


1 (To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David.) 

O Yahweh our Adon, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.


2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

The weak things of the world are used to carry on God's mighty purpose and confound the wise.

"I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things firom the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto the babes."

The last shall be first, the weak shall be strong, the abased shall be exalted, the poor shall be rich. Is it that God just set out deliberately to reverse every human trend or value, or is it that all man's views and standards are in direct and presumptuous defiance of eternal reality and truth?

Can it be possible for proud, self-satisfied man to be consistently wrong?

"That which is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God."

And to our minds comes that vicious parade of selfish virtues and glorified vices that comprise the philosophy of the natural brute beast called man. Let us distrust every natural thought and inclination.

Bro Growcott


3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;


4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Asks the Psalmist contemplating this sad spectacle. Then, illustrating the rich inter-weavings of the mind of the Spirit, Paul takes up this very passage and focuses it on THE Man, Christ:

Thus is man brought from the depths. But so few rise to the call of this glorious destiny.

Bro Growcott


5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;

8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

9 O Yahweh our Lord [Adon], how excellent is thy name in all the earth!