Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bonus Reading, Psalms

God's Majesty (and Human Majesty, Too)  

Today's reading is a joyful song about God the creator, who made the earth and all that is on it.  In the midst of this, though, it is a joyful song about the importance of human beings in the creation.  On the one hand, there is a moment of wonder at this in the psalm - "What are human beings that you are mindful of the"?  On the other, it says that God's relationship with and attention to people is based on their relative importance in creation, created "a little lower than the angels."

Read Psalm 8  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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