Summary: According to our text in Psalm 8, God’s majesty is witnessed or seen in various ways. 1- God’s majesty is seen in the heavens 2- God’s majesty is heard from the children 3- God’s majesty is witnessed by the enemy
INTRO.- ILL.- Everyone needs recognition for his accomplishments, but few people make the need known quite as clearly as the little boy who said to his father: "Let's play darts. I'll throw and you say "Wonderful!'" Human praise. Do we ever overdo it? I think they overdo it in Hollywood! But perhaps on a daily basis we don’t praise enough. However, there is someone who deserves more praise than we can ever give Him!
1 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! We sing the song:
O Lord, our Lord
How majestic is Your name in all the earth.
O Lord, we praise Your name!
O Lord, we magnify Your name;
Prince of Peace, Mighty God,
O Lord God Almighty
ILL.- Dr. Jack Hayford is the 80 year old former minister of the Church on the Way in Van Nuys, CA. He ministered there from 1969 to 1999. It was the silver anniversary of the coronation of Elizabeth II as Queen of England in 1977. Dr. Jack Hayford of California was touring England with his wife. As he felt the courage and motivation of the English people, Hayford realized that there was also a deep feeling in their hearts for the royalty who stood with them in dark hours. Suddenly there came to his mind a feeling that Christ wants his church to have such a sense of loyalty and fellowship, because he must be our leader in good times and bad.
One word seemed to charge to the forefront: majesty! Dr. Hayford said to his wife: “Take the notebook and write down some words, will you?” He then began to dictate the key, the notes, the timing, and the lyrics to one of the most popular songs which is still being sung by Christians everywhere:
Majesty, worship His majesty,
Unto Jesus be glory, honor and praise,
Majesty, kingdom authority,
Flow from His throne, unto His own,
His anthem raise.
So exalt, lift up on high the name of Jesus,
Magnify, come glorify Christ Jesus the King.
Majesty, worship His majesty,
Jesus who died, now glorified,
King of all kings.
Our King of all kings is indeed, majestic. It is only proper that we call him, “Your majesty,” because He is majestic in every way possible, from his birth to His death on the cross and from the beginning of creation to the end of time as we know it.
1- God’s majesty is seen in the heavens
2- God’s majesty is heard from the children
3- God’s majesty is witnessed by the enemy
I. GOD’S MAJESTY IS SEEN IN THE HEAVENS
1 You have set your glory above the heavens. 3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place.
ILL.- Kepler, the astronomer, was troubled by one of his friends who denied the existence of God and took the view of the universe that it came into being of itself by mechanical methods. Kepler, in order to convince his friend, constructed a model of the sun with the planets circling round it. When his friend came into the Observatory and saw the beautiful model, he exclaimed with delight, “How beautiful it is! Who made it?” And Kepler carelessly answered, “No one made it. It made itself.” His friend looked at him and said, “Nonsense, tell me who made it.”