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(Tuesday, 11-06-07) Prayer 27 - David's Prayer of Praise

(Note from Christina: In today's study, questions are not asked regarding the scripture reading. Instead they use colors and arrows to bring home the point. I am not exactly sure what that point is yet but hopefully we will figure it out together!)

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Psalm 8

Hear It!

PRAISE — an act of worship or acknowledgment by which the virtues or deeds of another are recognized and extolled. The praise of one human being toward another, although often beneficial (1 Cor. 11:2; 1 Peter 2:14), can be a snare (Prov. 27:21; Matt. 6:1–5). But the praise of God toward people is the highest commendation they can receive. Such an act of praise reflects a true servant’s heart (Matt. 25:21; 1 Cor. 4:5; Eph. 1:3–14).

Our praise toward God is the means by which we express our joy to the Lord. We are to praise God both for who He is and for what He does (Ps. 150:2). Praising God for who He is called adoration; praising Him for what He does is known as thanksgiving. Praise of God may be in song or prayer, individually or collectively, spontaneous or
prearranged, originating from the emotions or from the will.

The godly person will echo David’s words, “My praise shall be continually of You . . . And [I] will praise You yet more and more” (Ps. 71:6, 14).

Psalm 8:1-9
(1) O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth,
Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!
(2) From the mouth of infants and nursing babes
You have established strength Because of Your adversaries,
To make the enemy and the revengeful cease.
(3)
->When I consider Your heavens,
--->
the work of Your fingers,
----->The moon and the stars,
------->which You have ordained;
(4) What is man that You take thought of him,
And the son of man that You care for him?
(5) Yet You have made him a little lower than God,
And You crown him with glory and majesty!
(6)
You make him to rule over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet,
(7) All sheep and oxen, And also the beasts of the field,
(8) The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea,
Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
(9) O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth!

2 comments:

Carol M said...

I am not sure if this is right but it seems that the red letters are addressing the Lord, blue are praising Him and green talking about man. I am not sure why she did that. I know there is a Bible, (Rainbow Bible) that is color coded, but not sure of all the colors involved.

Twisting his arm said...

That makes sense Carol. I really like this psalm! I may try to memorize it!