TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL

GREATNESS UNIMAGINABLE

”When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained; What is man, that you are mindful of him? and the son of man, that you visit him?” (Psalms 8:3-4)

David praises Jehovah, our master, who has set His glory above the heavens. His name is excellent in all the earth. Several millions of different types of stars, over and above the number of stars that appear to our naked eyes, are magnificently spread across the skies in the constellation. Unless they are viewed through powerful telescopes, they cannot be seen; and it is impossible to view all the stars in the heavens. Our God’s abode is far beyond the constellation and his foot-rest is the earth. It is so amazing that such Almighty God lives in our hearts.

Apostle Paul writes:

”There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differs from another star in glory” (1 Corinthians 15:41)

The LORD has chosen humble, meek, week and those who considered as useless, worthless to proclaim His glory to the proud, haughty, and strong and those who considered them as greatly useful and worthy to possess the assets, knowledge and wisdom.

The preacher in Ecclesiastes considers man’s possessions as vanity. The Psalmist says God chose such innocent ones as babes and infants to project the LORD’s strength to humble the mighty warriors. Isaiah says no weapon formed against His chosen ones will prevail.

David stands in awe and wonders at the marvelous creation of God, the moon and the stars that the LORD made with his fingers, and ordained them to do their service to mankind. He looks at himself and the mankind, and marvels as to what is man in comparison to such magnificent creation that the Son of man should visit him. He comes to an understanding that God made man little lower than angels and crowned him with glory and honor.

Lord Jesus Christ, the ”Son of God”, who relinquished His glory, and came to this earth, in the form of a servant in the likeness of man, was called the ”Son of man”. Psalmist by the inspiration of God considers man, the Lord’s creation, as little lower than angels, and so was Lord Jesus Christ, the creator, was made Son of man, a little lower than the angels to suffer death on the cross for the sake of every man’s redemption. Salvation is available free of cost to all those who confess Him as the Lord, and believe in heart that God raised Him from death.

”But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man” (Hebrews 2:9)

The Lord gave power to man to have dominion over the works of the Lord and put all things, even all sheep, oxen, the beasts of the field, fowl of the air, fish of the sea, and whatsoever passes through the paths of the sea, under his feet.

The LORD God made heavens and the earth, and the entire host therein by His word though the breath of His mouth. He gathered waters of the Red Sea together as two heaps one on either side for the children of Israel to walk on dry ground from one end to the other. He lays the depths of the seas in His storehouses, and calms down the storms. He spoke and they came to be. His word is mighty.

Psalmist says: ”O LORD our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth!” Psalm 8:9

The LORD Says:

”For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9)