How Majestic is Your Name…

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

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Psalm 8

O LORD, our Lord,

​​How excellent is Your name in all the earth,

​​Who have set Your glory above the heavens!

 ​​Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants

​​You have ordained strength,

​​Because of Your enemies,

​​That You may silence the enemy and the avenger.

​​When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,

​​The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,

What is man that You are mindful of him,

​​And the son of man that You visit him?

​​For You have made him a little lower than the angels,

​​And You have crowned him with glory and honor.

You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;

​​You have put all things under his feet,

​​All sheep and oxen—

​​Even the beasts of the field,

The birds of the air,

​​And the fish of the sea

​​That pass through the paths of the seas.

 ​​O LORD, our Lord,

​​How excellent is Your name in all the earth!

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Who is God and who is man?  God is the creator of all and man has been placed above all on earth but beneath heavenly beings.  Hmmm… In that place, the question remains; why is he mindful of us?  Isn’t love a great thing?

How majestic is your Name...

How majestic is your Name…

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Where does the Holy One reside?

Acts 7:48-53

“However, the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says:

‘Heaven is My throne,

And earth is My footstool.

What house will you build for Me? says the LORD,

Or what is the place of My rest?

Has My hand not made all these things?’

“You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you. Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who foretold the coming of the Just One, of whom you now have become the betrayers and murderers, who have received the law by the direction of angels and have not kept it.”

 “…the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, …” Stephen quotes from the Old Testament.  Elsewhere it says he “inhabits the praise of His people”  and Jesus said we would “worship in spirit and in truth.”  We are to always give the glory where it is due; to the Creator.  Stephen goes on with strong words, pointing out how every effort to reach out to His creation is rebuffed.  It is heard and seen everywhere today!  Nothing changed, mankind would rather glory in the creation of their hands and minds over the creation of God.  We are His children, made in His image and so we create as he does and did.  That does not give cause to worship our own creations and neglect giving glory to the one who gave us that ability.  He does not live in our houses made for Him by our hands. He does visit for He lives in our praises.  When we assemble to praise Him, He is there.  Let’s keep a right perspective, let’s give Him all the glory He is due and then we will find He is with us, “inhabiting our praises” as we worship “in spirit and in truth.”