“Mighty Creator”

Psalm 8

For the leader on the Gittith. A Psalm of David.

1 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.

2 Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.

3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

4 what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?

5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.

6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet,

7 all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,

8 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

9 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

This Psalm could be classified as one of the greatest hidden treasures ever. King David wrote this Psalm approximately in the year 1045 B.C. and sent it to one of his musicians who was a harp player, the lead harp player. So right off King David is implying the importance of this Psalm that he has just written.

Verse 1: David starts off with the Majesty of God, O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! showing us that His Name is above every other name setting the stage for His Son:

Philippians 2:9

Therefore, God has highly exalted him and bestowed on

him the name that is above every name,

so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in

heaven and on earth and under the earth,

Did you Notice the first word was all caps? O LORD, this is found in:

Exodus 3:14

I AM THAT I AM

This reveals that God is absolute in all the earth, everywhere in all the earth.

You have set your glory above the heavens

God’s Glory can easily be seen in the heavens. This eliminates excuse for any man, the excuse that they had no idea of God’s existence.

Romans 1:20

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power

and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

Verse 2:

Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.

I believe this is talking about man, prophets of God who will speak the words of God. We have no idea how long the earth has been in existence, or how old the devil actually is. Compared to this we would be considered babes against a giant foe. Here Isaiah talks about the Millennial reign of Christ which is yet to come:

Isaiah 65:20:

No more shall there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not fill out his days, for the young man shall die a hundred years old.

At one hundred years old they will still be considered young, we are the babes this verse 2 is talking about, and the prophets before us. By the word of God, Jesus, we will still the enemy.

Now it is believed that the Psalm takes a change in format, it changes to a direct conversation with God in the first person:

3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

Suddenly! We are in the presence of God’s Throne Room! Listening in on the conversation between one of the Angels and God! No wonder David wanted the Chief Musical Harpist handling this one! I see a vision in my mind, the Joy King David had when he finished. He may have sent a servant with the Psalm, but I believe He was so excited he carried it himself, can you imagine the Royal Court all following after him?

4 what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?

The angel is trying to figure out why God has created the earth, to begin with? Notice the reverence he displays towards his creator, Elohim. The angel sees the great authority God has given man, and he is perplexed. We are a new creation babies in the timeline of existence.

I once had a vision of Father God creating the heavens and the earth, the earth was the centerpiece and we were His masterpiece! Believe me, when God creates, all of Heaven is watching and it was an extravagant show, and Father God was delighted, it would take me some time to explain a few second vision, it just kept pouring out meaning for days.

Imagine a Spirit being watching God create something in a totally different dimension. To take on his enemy, the devil and one-third of the kingdom of heaven that went with him?

Here the angel goes on to describe our authority that God has placed on man:

5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.

6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet,

7 all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,

8 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

In the Hebrew-English TANAKH, KETHUVIM, THE WRITINGS

Verse 5 reads a little different, but here it is classified as verse 6. The reason it is classified as verse 6 is because they consider, For the leader on the Gittith. A Psalm of David. To be verse 1, so 6 is 5, and 5 is 6, Oy Vey!

6: that you have made him a little less divine, and adorned him with glory and majesty

This is a huge difference from the King James Bible, and our translations. Priests in that era had a strong sense of piety or devoutly religious. Ceremonial hand washing every time they penned the name of God. With this sense of belief, they had a strong conviction of humility that would not allow them to conceive that we were created above the angels in authority. A little less divine. If you want babies to go to battle you need to give them some authority.

Verse 8:

whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

This is one of the hidden treasures; do you remember the year this was written? 1045 B.C., That’s over 3000 years ago!

Matthew Fontaine Maury wrote the book The Physical Geography of the Sea (1855). He was known as “Pathfinder of the Seas”

The story goes that while he was recovering from an illness his son was reading Psalm 8. When he heard’ whatever passes along the paths of the seas’ he had the son read it again. He noticed the words along the paths of the seas! And went on to discover the Gulf Stream and Ocean lanes that modern day shipping still uses to this day.

9 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Now were at the end, and the end points back to the beginning because God is the Alpha and the Omega! The Beginning and the end! The First and The Last!

Rev. 22:13

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

You can’t make this stuff up, only an Absolute God could even imagine this. And He imagined you before any of this was created.

He is: “Elohim”

“Mighty Creator”

Blessing’s

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References:

Jackson, Wayne. "Psalms 8:8 - The Paths of the Sea." ChristianCourier.com. Access date: July 31, 2016.

https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/1063-psalms-8-8-the-paths-of-the-sea

https://www.blueletterbible.org/study/parallel/paral18.cfm

Blackaby Study Bible

Hebrew-English TANAKH, KETHUVIM, THE WRITINGS

e-sword electronic bible KJV

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Fontaine_Maury

https://www.blueletterbible.org/study/parallel/paral18.cfm

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