To them (and us) God has chosen to make known
among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery,
which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
The Hebrew word for glory is kabod and it's root signifies "weighty", that is, something of real substance. God's glory is more to be contemplated and experienced than to be comprehended analytically.
Consider the weightiness of Christ in you, the hope of glory as you meditate on this Psalm.
To the praise of His glory...
Psalm 8 (NLT) Dialogue of Love with God
O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
Your glory is higher than the heavens.
2 You have taught children and infants
to tell of your strength,
silencing your enemies
and all who oppose you.
3 When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
the moon and the stars you set in place—
4 what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
human beings that you should care for them?
5 Yet you made them only a little lower than God
and crowned them with glory and honor.
6 You gave them charge of everything you made,
putting all things under their authority—
7 the flocks and the herds
and all the wild animals,
8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
and everything that swims the ocean currents.
9 O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
For Reflection and Prayer:
glory - kabod (Hebrew) – root “weighty”
glory – doxa (Greek NT) – “reputation”
What word, a phrase, image, or feeling caught your attention as you listened? Bring it into your prayer. Journal what you hear the Holy Spirit saying to you.
Where have you recognized God’s glory? Around you? Before you? Inside you? Pause and allow yourself to be captivated by God’s glory. Be still and savor God’s glory.
Where are you currently seeing the “work of God’s fingers” or wish you would see evidence of them? Bring this into your prayer and listen for God’s words back to you.
Write your own love poem of admiration to God.