Monday, February 29, 2016

Moule: valuing man

Monday, February 29, 2016
O LORD, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
    Out of the mouth of babes and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
    to still the enemy and the avenger.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
    the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
    and the son of man that you care for him?
Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
    and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
    you have put all things under his feet,
all sheep and oxen,
    and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
    whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
O LORD, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!
    —Psalm 8 (ESV)
    As against Thee, as without Thee, man is a thing of naught; ... as of Thee, man is a pearl of price, the reflection of Thy own personal infinity, the child and heir of immortality. He was formed in Thy creative counsels, O Thou Lover of man, to transcend death forever, and to persist, not in a part of his being only, but in its indissoluble ideal whole, unto the life of the world to come.
    ... Handley Moule (1841-1920)
    See also Ps. 8; Gen. 2:7; Matt. 13:45-46; John 3:16; Rom. 8:17
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I was nothing till You breathed eternal life into me.
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