Psalm 8…what a rich Psalm! Notice the theocentric or God-centered nature of Psalm 8. God’s name is so majestic throughout the earth! His glory and strength are perceivable (v.2) and he is the creator of all things on the earth (vv.5-8). The Lord is the creator, sustainer, and preserver of all things!
Notice the excursion David takes concerning humanity in verses 4-8, alluding to Genesis 1:26-27. Humanity has been “crowned” with glory and honor and is the ruler of everything the Lord has made. All humans are inherently valuable since they have been created by the Lord to rule over his creation.
The author of Hebrews cites Psalm 8:5 when talking about the supremacy of Jesus in chapter two:
5 For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. 6 It has been testified somewhere,
“What is man, that you are mindful of him,
or the son of man, that you care for him?
7 You made him for a little while lower than the angels;
you have crowned him with glory and honor,
8 putting everything in subjection under his feet.”
Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him.
Remember, brothers and sisters, our Lord Jesus is sovereign and is reigning over all things. “And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church” (Eph. 1:22).
Our Lord and our God,
Thank you for placing us over your creation
Thank you for sending Jesus, the true Lord and sustainer of creation
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for sustaining all things and dying for us.