July 1: Borrowed Glory

July 1: Borrowed Glory

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Chris Rowekamp

“You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:
all flocks and herds,
and the animals of the wild,
the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.”
—Psalm 8:5-8 NIV


Unexpectedly, amazingly, God chose to crown humans with glory and honor.

He placed everything under our feet, giving us dominion over his creation.

And he made us a little lower than the “Elohim,” the heavenly beings, translated as “angels” in the NIV.

This should give us confidence: we have a high calling.

It should also humble us because our glory is a gift from God.

And in that humble confidence, may we live up to our calling, not being dominated by the things of this world but working to bring God’s kingdom to this earth.

Here is a short prayer to help you invite God into every moment of your day:

Inhale: Give me humility;
Exhale: This glory is not my own.

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