This psalm is one of pure praise and unadulterated worship to The Lord. Verse 1 reads,
“O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.”
There is no better praise for God than His own name. Here His name is described as majestic. He is King, Lord of not only the heavens but over the earth and all of creation. He is King of kings, royal, magnificent, and resplendent. He is Sovereign.
He is Almighty, so powerful that He can use the weakest and most fragile and still His power is colossal and great. There is none who can stand against Him. He illustrates His power over and over using the small to accomplish the immense. When David was only a boy, too small for armor God used him and a slingshot to kill Goliath and terrify the Philistines. Verse 2 puts it this way,
“Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.”
He has done it again and again. He uses us even with our flaws and frailty. It is His strength, not ours that matters. God is powerful beyond the words I can find to describe Him. His creation declares His might. Verses 3-4 say,
“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?’
In all His magnificent splendor and strength He still loves us. He more than loves us, He cares about us. He thinks of us. He remembers us. And because He created us in His own image He gave us privileges that no other part of His creation was given. He gave us spirits, souls that can love Him in return. He gave us wills that can choose freely to reciprocate His love, to worship, or to reject Him. Not even the angels have that. And He gave us dominion that is authority over every living thing on earth, in the seas, and in the sky. Not because He needs us to take care of the earth, but because He made us like Himself and chooses to give us that power. Verses 5-8 read,
“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.”
What a delightful God, loving Father, wonderful Savior, and magnificent Spirit He is. Consider His creation. It is breathtaking in its beauty, astonishing in its complexity, and unfathomable in its immensity. What can we say to praise Him? Verse 9 says it,
“O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!”
Remember who you are Child of Almighty God. You are His masterpiece. You are His noble son or daughter. You have authority to carry out the will of your Father the King. You have the power of His mighty name. You bear His image. You are His glory. Be who He called you to be.
There is no better praise for God than His own name. He gave us His name when He adopted us and we praise him by glorifying Him through exercising His authority and love.