Psalm 8: “The Lord’s Majestic Name”
This is another one of the messianic Psalms. It is a psalm of praise, and of adoration for the Lord Most High. As a messianic psalm, it points to Jesus, and we see this psalm cited in several passages in the New Testament, most notably in 1 Corinthians 15 and Hebrews 2. They both cite the same verse (6), but what makes it very interesting is that 1 Corinthians 15 speaks a lot about the resurrection of Christ. In Hebrews 2, the author speaks to God as the founder of salvation, and points to Christ as the one to accomplish this. Christ is referenced when the Psalmist (David) uses the phrasing of the one who made lesser than the angels. There, David makes known that the Messiah would be in the form of man, which is less than the angel. But, we know that this state that Christ was in was only temporary. The audience at the time likely didn’t make the connection, as David was also speaking of man in general and being in awe that the Lord God loves His creation as much as He did. David looks at the creation, and sees its beauty, and again falls in awe of the one who cares enough about us to allow us to care for the creation (see Genesis 1-2) and has the need decor a savior (see Genesis 3). Also, we cannot ignore the opening and closing verses, which are identical. The Lord’s name is majestic, and the Lord is good. So, have you made this known to others today? We ought to be sharing Jesus with others.