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January 13, 2021

Cultivate DT | Day 9

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  • Explore your fears and what’s behind them.
  • Write about a relational conflict you are experiencing.
  • Recall a significant reaction, conversation, or event.
  • List out all that you are grateful for.

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Bible Text: Psalm 8

To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of David.

1 O Lord, our Lord,

    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

    You have set your glory above the heavens.

2 Out of the mouth of babies and infants,

    you have established strength because of your foes,

    to still the enemy and the avenger.

3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,

    the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

4 what is man that you are mindful of him,

    and the son of man that you care for him?

5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings

    and crowned him with glory and honor.

6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;

    you have put all things under his feet,

7 all sheep and oxen,

    and also the beasts of the field,

8 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,

    whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

9 O Lord, our Lord,

    how majestic is your name in all the earth!


Context & Commentary

v.4 The universe reveals God’s glory. Aren’t humans just specks of dust in this vastness? Physically, yes; yet we fill the mind of God (verse 4). The astonishment of the psalmist should be ours: Why should God care about us?

Timothy Keller, with Kelly Keller. “Philippians 2:5-11” in The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms, 12. New York, Viking, 2016.


  1. Consider the grandeur of the universe and reflect on the majesty of God who created everything.
  2. Reflecting on vv.3-4, what is the relationship between humility and gratitude?
  3. How has God “crowned [me] with glory and honor”? Take some time to give thanks to God.

Please take some time to commit some of the verses from this chapter to memory.



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