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You made us a little lower than you yourself, and you have crowned us with glory and honor (Psalm 8:5, CEV).

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The Face of God’s Glory – photo courtesy of David Kitz

Reflection

This week’s I Love the Psalms theme is glory.

When we think of glory, especially in biblical terms, we immediately think of God’s glory. But today’s verse from the Psalms reminds us that we humans have glory too. You made us a little lower than you yourself, and you have crowned us with glory and honor (Psalm 8:5, CEV). Other translations read a little lower than the angels.

Glory, honor and dignity are gifts from God. They are His gift to humanity. When we humiliate or dishonor someone, we are sullying God’s glory. We need to see God’s glory in the faces of those around us.

No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is truly in our hearts (1 John 4:12).

Do you see God’s glory in your children, your neighbor or colleague?

Response: LORD God, open my eyes to your glory in those around me. Help me to treat my neighbors with love and respect because they bear your image. Amen.

Your Turn: Do you have trouble seeing God in others?