Apr 30, 2017
The Theme of Psalm 8 is very easy to spot because you will see a similar phrase at the beginning of the Psalm and at the end of it and the similar phrase is: “O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth”.
So, this Psalm is talking about God’s majesty. Sandwiched between those similar phrases is God’s gracious and undeserved dealings with man which could be broken down in three parts:
If you have you ever felt overlooked by God, this Psalm is for you.
God’s Majesty displayed with powerless man (vv. 1-2)
God’s Majesty displayed with undeserving man (vv. 3-6)
God’s Majesty displayed with man created from nothing but made to rule everything (vv. 7-9)
I would like to repeat what the Psalmist said in Psalm 8:4
What is man that You take thought of him,
And the son of man that You care for him?
But this is exactly the reason why we the redeemed: O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth!