Psalm 8 begins and ends the same! Verse 1:
1O LORD, our Lord, how excellent (majestic and glorious) is Your name in all the earth! You have set Your glory on [or above] the heavens.
and Verse 9:
9O Lord, our Lord, how excellent (majestic and glorious) is Your name in all the earth!
"O LORD, our Lord" is actually saying: "O Jehovah (the eternal self-existing One) Adon (our Lord, Master, Owner) how "excellent", the Hebrew word, "`addiyr", which means: large, powerful, excellent, famous, gallant, glorious, goodly, lordly, mighty, noble, worthy, is Your Name in all the Earth! That is OUR GOD! AMEN! Remind yourself daily that our God IS God and worship Him for Who He is! Then remind yourself who YOU are IN HIM! Spend every day living up to the Name you carry!
I love the story of the centurion in Matthew 8! He comes to Jesus begging for the healing of his servant boy.That shows a man of compassion and character, that he would come in person to find Jesus for the healing of a servant! But that isn't the most amazing thing about THIS centurion! When Jesus said, "I will come and restore him", the centurion replies:
8But the centurion replied to Him, Lord, I am not worthy or fit to have You come under my roof; but only speak the word, and my servant boy will be cured. 9For I also am a man subject to authority, with soldiers subject to me. And I say to one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my slave, Do this, and he does it.
What was he saying? He was saying that it was the WORD of Jesus that would heal his servant! Many people, then and now, expect that when a healing or miracle occurs, it will be with great fanfare. They expect that someone will have to lay hands on a person and that person will fall out under the power of God or some other physical and demonstrative show. But it is the WORD that does the WORK! This centurion got it! Do you? If you have a hunger and thirst for the Word of God, if you believe that daily time spent in the Word of God is more important than natural food, if you would pay any price to get the Word of God you need for any and every situation, then you GET IT! You understand what the centurion was saying! And you WILL get the same results he got! What were those results? Verse 10 & 13:
10When Jesus heard him, He marveled and said to those who followed Him [who adhered steadfastly to Him, conforming to His example in living and, if need be, in dying also], I tell you truly, I have not found so much faith as this with anyone, even in Israel.
13Then to the centurion Jesus said, Go; it shall be done for you as you have believed. And the servant boy was restored to health at that very moment.
Fall in love with the Word of God all over again! Remember the time when you would give up anything to go to where the Word of God was being taught or preached? Sometimes having the Word readily available causes us to become apathetic to it. Stir yourself up and get back to a vital hunger for the things of God. Revival IS happening, as you read this, all over the world! Get it happening in YOUR life and among YOUR friends and family by stirring yourself up first! AMEN!
I know it may sound strange, but I have been LOVING Ecclesiastes this time through! I am seeing it through the eyes of one who really got himself off track over the THINGS in his life, then realized in the end that he had missed it big time! Some people have a problem with all of the negative thinking and speaking in this book, but that is the point! Solomon is speaking about the fact that ANYTHING in this world and in this life, whether good or bad, is equally useless and empty without the wisdom that comes from God and the fellowship we CAN have with the One, True, Most High, Living, Almighty God of the Bible! THAT fellowship is what makes this life worth living! Fulfilling God's calling on your life is vital to walking in peace and joy in this life AND having that abundant entrance into Heaven! Keep this in mind as you continue through this book and I guarantee that you will get much more out of it! AMEN!
Shalom in Him!