Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
SABBATH LEADS TO FULLNESS OF CREATIONBible portion: Psalm 8: 1-9
Verse:9 O Lord our God, how majestic is your name in all the earth
Psalm 8 is clearly trying to identify Jesus with humanity and humanity with Jesus. The Psalm begins and ends in high praise. Its tone throughout is wonder and surprise. God's majesty is split over the earth and displayed over the heavens. When we look upward and can look downward far beyond the earth, the heavens continue to spread out seemingly without end. The earth is full of God's glory if we look around it. The important message of this portion is His sovereignty over his creation. Everything is under His perfect control. No “big bang “theory can replace such a magnificent work of creation. It is nothing but the intelligent design of the creator God over the evolutionary theory. There is absolutely a master designer behind the universe. The uncorrupted, unbiased mind of a child would still comprehend the magnificence of His greatness according to the scriptures. Psalmist wonders “ what importance is mankind for the creator to pay attention to”.
The Love of God condescended to the frail man who has come short of
the glory of God. God Gave His only begotten son so that anyone who believes in him will not perish but will have eternal life. According to the Bible, angels were created as ministering spirits, but man was made in the image of God. Apostle Paul contrasts the extreme humiliation of Christ and the high exaltation of Him by the father God because of His obedience. Man originally was created sinless, and is a clear shadow of Christ. It is only in the person of Jesus that we see the true character and
the essence of Adam before his fall.
The first Adam prefigures the last Adam, who is Jesus Christ. What is seen in the first Adam is perfected in the last Adam. And the perfect man is manifested so perfectly in the image and glory of God. All creation on earth is under the dominion of Christ. For he must reign until he has put His enemies under his feet, including the last enemy the death.
Apostle Paul declares this great exaltation of Christ in His second coming. In the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow in heaven and earth, and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is the Lord to the glory of the father. O' God our Lord, how majestic are thy name in heaven and the earth.
Lord we exalt you, praise you for your name is majestic in heaven and earth. Thank you you declaring us righteous through your atonement on the cross Forgive us and bless each one of us in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy spirit. Amen.
Thought for the day
Secular humanism never describes man's dignity asserted clearly and boldly than in this Psalm.
Dr. John K.Thomas
Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church