Psalm 8 “O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!”

(The study with Psalm 8 is available here)

 This study looks at the sovereignty of God in all things, and how God’s name is excellent throughout all the earth, as He works all things according to the counsel of His will (Eph 1:11), in the light and the darkness throughout the three symbolic stages that take us out of the earth, as we go onto perfection on the third day (Luk 13:32).

Eph 1:11  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

Luk 13:32  And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.

The process that we go through to come to hear the word of the Lord in all the earth, earth, earth is revealed in type and shadow with the word Gittith, which means both harp and wine press and is mentioned three times in the bible (Jer 22:29 , Psa 84:1, Psa 81:1 , Psa 8:1)(KorahAsaphDavid)

Jer 22:29  O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.

Psa_84:1  To the chief Musician upon GittithH1665, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. [Excerpts from previous studies on who are “the sons of Korah” are listed at the bottom of the study with links to each].  How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!

Psa_81:1  To the chief Musician upon GittithH1665, A Psalm of Asaph [Asaph = “gatherer”; “chief Levite musician under David”] Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.

Psa_8:1  To the chief Musician upon GittithH1665, A Psalm of David [David = “beloved”] O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. .

It is very comforting to know that God is in the midst of our earth (Heb 13:5), which is where the earthquakes, and all the troubles of this world reside, both within and without (Job 5:7).

Heb 13:5  Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Job 5:7  Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

This particular psalm is a reminder of how God is faithful to be with us through the fiery trials (Dan 3:25) and all that it will take to purify His people who He is turning into fishers of men, for the sake of their salvation, and the salvation of the rest of humanity in time (1Cor 15:22).

Dan 3:25  He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

1Co 15:22  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

He does this saving work by giving us the power to lose our life, as His excellent word sanctifies our heavens, our earth, and cleanses us of all that we need to be cleansed of to become Christ’s bride (Mat 4:19 , Rev 19:7).

Mat 4:19  And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

Rev 19:7  Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

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