Sunday, May 16, 2010

daily text 5/16

Sunday, May 16th, 2010
"O Jehovah our Lord, how majestic your name is in all the earth, you whose dignity is recounted above the heavens!" (Psalm 8:1)

In a song that contrasts God's greatness with man's littleness, the psalmist David sang the above. From before the creation of "the heavens and the earth" to beyond the grand fulfillment of God's purpose to make the earth a paradise and raise the human family to perfection—from eternity to eternity—Jehovah God is the most majestic and dignified Personage in the universe. (Genesis 1:1; 1 Corinthians 15:24-28; Revelation 21:1-5) How the God-fearing psalmist must have been touched when he beheld the quiet grandeur of the starry night sky, studded with glistening "jewels"! Filled with wonder at how God 'has stretched out the heavens like a tent cloth,' the psalmist represented Jehovah as clothed in dignity because of His magnificent creative skill. (Psalm 104:1, 2) The dignity and splendor of the invisible, almighty Creator are evident in his visible works.
(Watchtower issue: 8/15/08, 3:5, 6)