Posts Tagged Creation

Psalm 8 – God’s majesty & man’s dignity

Scripture seems very comfortable with placing contrasting ideas right next to each other.  For me, the opening verse of Psalm 8 is one of those places: ‘O Lord, Our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth’ (v1). ‘O Lord’ points me to the magnitude, magnificence, wonder and otherness of God, while right […]

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Psalm 136 – The Refrain of History

Psalm 136 is so simple and yet so profound.  Even the briefest reading of it will enable you to capture the central thought: ‘His steadfast love endures forever’.  Repeated as the second half of every single one of the 26 verses, it is clear what the Psalmist’s key theme is! At one level the refrain […]

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Psalm 29 – The voice of the Lord

God has a voice. Back at the very start of all things, His voice is the one that spoke the words, ‘Let there be light’.  And there was light (Genesis 1:3).  With His voice He created the universe and all that is in it.  With His voice He communicated with Adam and Eve as they […]

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