The Lord’s Messages

  • 05/27/2024

    The Lord’s Message:  Trinity:  The Majesty of God
    Date: May 26, 2024
    Where:  Tilghman Methodist Church
    Scripture Reference:  Psalm 8

                Have you ever come into the house of God and are just inspired by the Majesty of God?  My hope is that you have not come here and are upset by the rough week that you have had or are deciding what you are going to eat today or are deciding how you are going to spend tomorrow.  I want you to put all of that aside and give your full attention and worship to God.  I have this image, I do not know if it is right or wrong, but I have this image of King David writing this Psalm as he is standing in the Tabernacle in front of the Holy of Holies curtain.  Behind the curtain a portion of the presence of God is contained.  If you remember that the High Priest could only go in this area only one time a year during Yom Kippur, the day of repentance.  Also, behind the curtain is the Ark of the Covenant.  Inside the Ark, was Aaron’s staff, the jar of manna, the Torah, and the tablets on which were written the Ten Commandments.  All of these are how God has been active in the lives of human beings.  King David is standing there in awe of the majesty of God as he is writing this Psalm.

                Let us pray.

                King David starts off with “O Lord, our Lord.”  King David uses the Hebrew word for Lord, Adonai.  Adonai means master.  So, King David would have said, O Master, Our Master.  God is master of all creation.  Everything that has been made has been made by God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  John writes in John 1:3. In Genesis 1:1, it says that God created the heavens and the earth. 

                As we continue on, King David says that God’s name is praised throughout all the earth and His glory is seen in the heavens.  He goes on in verse 2 and says that little children know who God is.   How can you not look at a baby and see the power and glory of God in such a vulnerable little human being?  Paul says in 1 Corinthians 1:27 that God always uses the weak things to display His glory and strength.  The same God that gives strength to little babies also is there to strengthen and comfort us during the weak times of our lives. 

                Verse 2 continues and tells us that God does this to silence the foe and the avenger.  In Matthew 21: 14-16, Jesus quotes Psalm 8:2 when the children praised Him.  Who is the enemy of God?  Satan.  Satan is always seeking to destroy what God has created.  But in the end, we know where Satan is going to end up.  In Hell.  In the eternal lake of fire.  Right now, some people praise God, but there is coming a time where every knee will bow, and tongue confess that Jesus is Lord and Satan will be silenced forever.

                In verse 3, King David, I believe, is thinking back to the time when he was tending his father’s flock of sheep on a clear night.  Have you ever gone out on a clear night and just stared up into the sky?  It has been estimated that you can see with the naked eye about 5,000 stars, with a four-inch telescope about 2 million stars and with a 200-inch observatory’s mirror more than one billion stars.  Have you seen the pictures from NASA’s New Horizon spacecraft?  It will blow your mind.  It is also estimated that if you were to travel at the speed of light it would take you 40 billion years to reach the edge of the universe.  God created all of this from nothing. 

                In verse 4, King David asked a question which at some point in our lives we have all asked, “God why do you care about me?” I am simply a sinner.  You loved me so much that You were willing to die for me.  You sent Jesus to die for me.  Jesus left heaven and came here to earth to die on a cross, so that I would be forgiving of my sin.  You sent the Holy Spirit to be with me, to teach me about how much that You love me.  Why, O Why God? The answer is because of God’s love.  God loves you and God loves me and there is nothing we can do about it.

                King David says in verse 5, that God loves us so much that He made us a little lower than the angels.  King David did not know this, that even though God made us one step below the angels, that in the world to come we will be brought fully into the presence of God.  The writer of Hebrews quotes this verse in Hebrews 2:5-9.  There are no barriers between us and God anymore.  The great chasm that separated us from God, Sin, Jesus has become a bridge across the chasm through His death and resurrection.  You and I can come fully into the presence of God.  Is it not wonderful to know that God will still send His angels to us to care for us?  Let us not doubt the presence of angels, because angels are all around us. 

                God created the universe and everything in it for us.  God even created you and me in His image.  In Genesis 1:27, it says that God created us in the image of God.   In verses 6-8, King David tells us that God gave us the authority to care for creation.  This takes us back to Genesis 1:28. 

                Now, how do you think that the once archangel of God, Satan looks at us being made by God a little lower than him?  The great evangelist, Charles Spurgeon, answered this question, “Satan is no doubt filled with scorn of man when he looks at him and measures him with himself, “Is this the creature that is to be set over all the works of God’s hand, made of earth and water, phosphates, and metals?  I am nobler far than he.  Can I not flash like lightning, while he must creep around the world to find himself a grave?”

    Unfortunately, there is a great tragedy when human beings are captured and held in bondage by the things of this world, instead of having dominion over such material things.  When we finally come to the realization that all that we have is worthless and meaningless and with not be worth one iota in heaven. 

    Instead, we all need to have faith in God.  The world needs God.  We need all of God:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  On a rainy day, a dad was at home taking care of his son.  The dad was tired and decided to create a fun activity that would engage his son and give him time to take a nap.  He found in a newspaper a picture of the world.  He decided to cut the world into puzzle pieces and have his son put the world back together.  He assumed that this would take most of the day for this son to complete the puzzle.  Ten minutes later, the son woke him from his nap and proudly exclaimed I have completed the puzzle.  The dad, trying to wake himself up, said how were you able to complete it that quickly.  The son proudly replied, it was easy.  On the back of the puzzle pieces was a picture of Jesus.  So, I assembled Jesus and turned the puzzle over.  Having Jesus in our lives, we have life and life everlasting.  King David came fully into the presence of God and was in awe of the majesty of God.  Through growing in faith together, can we do the same as well?  Let us all reply, “O Lord, Our Lord, how majestic is Your Name in all the earth!  Amen.