Psalm 8


God Is Majestic

                1 O LORD, our Lord,

                How majestic is Your name in all the earth,

                Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!

·         Perhaps we commonly err in attempting by conjecture to fix on some event in history, as the key of the interpretation of any Psalm. [hermeneutics]

·         [I]t is safe and proper to say that the obvious sense of the words grammatically construed must give us the primary meaning, and then that any authorized or sober use of a secondary import may properly be received. [hermeneutics]

·         We must not give up the truths of natural religion.

·         What revelations are effected by redemption. The whole of man’s happy state lost by sin is recovered and restored by faith in the incarnation and mediation of Jesus Christ.

·         Sin will pervert anything, even the noblest truths and sciences.