The Majesty of God

     Atheism is foolish (Psalm 14:1) and inexcusable (Romans 1:20).  The fingerprints of divine design cover every particle of the land, air, and sea.  There is no creature in existence, no star in its course, no path in the sea that does not radiate Jehovah’s majesty.  In Psalm 8, David carefully describes three immutable truths about the majestic excellence of the great I AM.

     First, the majesty of Jehovah is universal.  His excellence is in all the earth; His glory is set above the heavens (v. 1).  There is nowhere anyone can go to get away from His regal, authoritative majesty.

     Second, the majesty of Jehovah is comprehensive.  From the absolute innocence of gurgling babies and nursing infants to the complete defeat and eternal punishment of His every foe (v. 2), Jehovah’s sovereignty reigns.  He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him, and He is a just judge of these who do not.  From cradle to grave and beyond, Jehovah’s majesty is.

Third, the majesty of Jehovah is visible.  To claim that it is unrecognizable or incomprehensible is utter folly.  His majestic glory can be seen in the heavens (v. 3), in His astonishing providence for all His creatures and His special providence for His redeemed family (v. 4), in His unique creation of the human race in His image (v. 5), and in His placement of humanity in dominion over creatures so much stronger, bigger, and faster (vv. 6-8).

     “O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth!” (v. 9).

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