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What Is Man? (4 of 14)
UNSHAKABLE TRUTH FOR UNCERTAIN TIMES
May 26, 2002
If you'll take your outline we're in lesson four of "Unshakable Truth for Uncertain Times." As all of you have been aware we've been under high intensity alert as a nation for another terrorist attack. We do indeed live in uncertain times. We look at the situation in our globe, whether it be the Middle East, or the war between Pakistan and India, two countries who have nuclear weapons, or whether it be with the dealings with Russia and Iran. We know that we live in an uncertain time, but there's an unshakable truth from God's Word that grounds us. One of these is the doctrine of man so our lesson today is "What Is Man?". You'll see the passage printed on your outline from Hebrews chapter 2 or you can turn to that passage in your Bible. We're going to begin in verse five of Hebrews chapter two and the Old Testament passage quoted here in the New Testament is Psalm 8.
We know that the Old Testament prophesies and the New Testament fulfills. The Old Testament conceals and the New Testament reveals. Here the writer goes back to a Psalm of David. David is a shepherd boy keeping the flock. He's away on the back side of the desert. He's alone, with a flock of sheep, nightfall comes and the only sounds would be the chirping of the crickets and the howling of the wolves and the bleating of the sheep. He lies down on the grass and looks up into the starry heavens. He observes the constellations and the Milky Way. The Holy Spirit puts a question in his heart. What is man that thou are mindful of him? As he contemplates the bigness of the universe and the smallness of one human life on this planet that is just a tiny speck from the perspective of the universe he says, "What is man?"
So, the writer in Hebrews reflecting on this says "For he has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels. But one testified in a certain p ...
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