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Your Majestic Name Fills The Earth – Psalm 8

O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills
the earth!
Your glory is higher than the heavens.
You have taught children and infants
to tell of your strength,
silencing your enemies
and all who oppose you.

When I look at the night sky and see the
work of your fingers–
the moon and the stars you set in place–
what are mere mortals that you should
think about them,
human beings that you should care for
them?
Yet you made them only a little lower than
God
and crowned them with glory and honor.
You gave them charge of everything you
made,
putting all things under their authority–
the flocks and the herds
and all the wild animals,
the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
and everything that swims the ocean
currents.

O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills
the earth!

Psalm 8:1-9 (NLT)

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Getting What We Do Not Deserve

Grace has been defined as getting what we don’t deserve, while mercy is not getting what we do deserve. We deserve to spend eternity in hell for our sins. But Jesus chose to die in our place, bearing our punishment and paying our debt. As a result, our Father can forgive us and grant us eternal life.

We are to submit to God in worship and service, not so He will love us, but because He already does. Not so He will bless us, but because He already has. Not to earn His favor, but to express our gratitude for His mercy.

Jim Denison

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