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King David praises God for the majesty and splendor of His creation. He marvels that God gave strength and glory to humans to rule over creation, rather than giving that honor to angels, since we are lower than them. David notes that God assigned us this role for the purpose of silencing the enemy of God: Satan.



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Psalm 8:1

King David praises God, who is the Essence of Existence and the Master of all Creation.

Psalm 8:2

Though God is all-powerful, He has chosen to use the youngest and weakest creation, Man, to silence His enemy, Satan.

Psalm 8:3-5

When David looks at the beauty and order of God’s creation, he is dumbfounded that God cares about Man, and why He should choose Man, who is younger and weaker than the Angels, to rule over the earth. It is the Son of Man, Jesus, who inherits this glory and authority, because He lived a human life of perfect obedience.

Psalm 8:6-9

All of God’s creation was given to Man to rule over, from the animals on land to the fish in the sea. David concludes his psalm by repeating his awe at God’s majesty and mysterious ways.