“Morning by morning, O Lord, you hear my voice”

Psalm 5:3

Crowned with Glory and Honor

(Please read Psalm 8)

May 5

In Colorado, a state with so much beautiful scenery, it’s likely that all of us take time occasionally just to look and enjoy. Whether we go to the mountains or just admire them from afar, we can hardly escape a sense of awe at their size and beauty. And we marvel at the power that could cause those towering wonders to exist.

But we don’t have to have mountains to be amazed at God’s power. David could look into the sky on a clear night and exclaim reverently, “O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth, Who have set Your glory above the heavens!” (NKJV). No doubt you have had some of the same feeling as you looked, centuries later, at the same scene David saw. So we can understand how overwhelmed he was with the enormity of the universe, and how the contrast between the power of God and the frailty of man led him to ask, “What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?”

The answer lies in such passages as 1 John 4:7-8 and 19, which tell us that love is of God, God is love, and we love him because he first loved us. It’s his nature to love us, so he has made us a little lower than the angels and crowned us with glory and honor.

Did you know you were that precious to God? Surely such a truth is wonderful and worthy of thanksgiving. Please start this day by thanking him with all your heart.


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