“LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?
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.
LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” Psalm 8
A Psalm of praise, yes, but also a Psalm of humility: praise for God the Creator, and humility on the part of David (us).
Psalm 8 is also a Psalm of responsibility. God created everything and then set mankind just below Himself and His Angels. God set us over His creations to be good stewards. We are the caretakers of all that is beneath us. Treat the earth and all that is on it with great respect and tender care. God created all in perfect balance, in harmony. When we mistreat His creations we upset the balance of nature, of creation. When we treat all with respect, we in turn, respect the Creator.