O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth, who have set Your glory above the heavens! 2 Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength, because of Your enemies, that You may silence the enemy and the avenger. —Psalm 8:1-2
Nothing in the world requires more attention than a human child, yet here David states that from the mouths of babies and nursing infants God has ordained strength and silenced the enemy! Matthew 21:14-16 ends with the chiefs and scribes, who were upset that children were crying out “Hosanna to the Son of David” in the temple, being rebuked by Jesus, who asked, “Have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have perfected praise’?” (This indicates that praise was being offered to the Lord in the face of God’s enemies, as Psalm 8 describes.
In verse 1, David looks all the way back to creation as a source of praise, and we, too, should praise our Creator to silence the enemies of creation who strike out at God and the idea of creation in hatred. In verse 2, David also points to helpless, innocent human babies as a reason for praising God.
Genesis 1:27-28 tells us that “God created man in His own image . . . male and female He created them.” Evolution could never have resulted in a human child. Think of it! A baby is far too complex, too needy, to possibly survive without the attention of a mother. And there had to be a mother and a father to produce the child, which would have required two fully formed adult humans—a male and a female—either through science’s theory of “punctuated equilibrium,” or the miracle of “In the beginning God . . .”
Think about it. Which perspective gives you a greater respect for life: 1) you came from nowhere, your life means nothing, and neither will your death, because you were just part of the evolutionary process without purpose or meaning, or 2) you were fearfully and wonderfully made in the image and likeness of God, who has a purpose for your life and has made a way for you to live in endless perfection with Him forever?
I’m going with the Bible on this one! I don’t want to stake my future on a fairy tale. How about you?
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