Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Psalms Chapter 8
Metaphysically Interpreting Psalms 8:1-9
For the Chief Musician; set to the Gittith. A Psalm of David.
8:1O Jehovah, our Lord, How excellent is thy name in all the earth,
Who hast set thy glory upon the heavens!
8:2Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou established strength,
Because of thine adversaries,
That thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
8:3When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers,
The moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
8:4What is man, that thou art mindful of him?
And the son of man, that thou visitest him?
8:5For thou hast made him but little lower than God,
And crownest him with glory and honor.
8:6Thou makest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands;
Thou hast put all things under his feet:
8:7All sheep and oxen,
Yea, and the beasts of the field,
8:8The birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
Whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
8:9O Jehovah, our Lord,
How excellent is thy name in all the earth!
September 11, 1949: Psalms 8:2
How should we use the Scriptures? In our study of Truth and in our daily application of it we should choose from the Scriptures what we recognize as constructive and helpful in our daily living. Through study, reading, prayer, and meditation we learn to recognize the eternal truths presented in the scriptures that help us to understand and keep the divine law.
In the text for today what example do we have of Jesus making a constructive use of the Scriptures? In the passage from Psalms 8:2 a constructive statement is followed by a negative one as pat of the same thought. In quoting the passage Jesus omitted the negative statement and gave a free rendering of the part He quoted.
Transcribed by Tracie Louise on 11-04-2013