What Is Man?

Psalm 8:3-5  

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor.

Listen to the "Verse by Verse" episode covering this scripture.

Like David, who spent many nights under the vast array of stars tending his sheep, many people have wondered why the great, eternal Creator of the awesome universe would have any interest in us.

One of our bloggers, Larry Murray, wrote: “Like any insignificant, tiny speck of matter in the cosmos, man does not appear to rate the attention of any intergalactic power at all! But David continues: ‘You have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet’ (verses 5-6).

“Isaiah and the apostle Paul agree in describing this indescribable future: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him’ (1 Corinthians 2:9; quoted from Isaiah 64:4). …

“We did not come into being randomly and without purpose. Humanity was created for the most wondrous and incredible purpose imaginable!”

Read more about that great purpose in the article “Purpose of Life.”

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