by Adrian Rogers

Our Sympathizing Saviour
Adrian Rogers
Hebrews 2

Hebrews, chapter 2--would you turn to it? As we think today about our sympathizing saviour. Now if you're in the need for sympathy, pay attention for we all are. Verse 6-- But one in a certain place testified saying, What is man that thou art mindful of him? Or the son of man that Thou visitest him? Thou madest him a little lower than the angels. Thou crownest him with glory and honor and didst set him over the works of Thy hands. Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet for in that he put all things in subjection to him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him but we see Jesus who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

Now the writer of the book of Hebrews is quoting the Psalms right here--he's quoting the 8th Psalm. The 8th Psalm was written by David who was a shepherd boy and in my imagination I can see David out there on that lonely hill I under that brilliant Judean sky. And as he looks up at the skies like candelabra clustered there in the heavens, as he sees the glowing shining moon, then he looks down at himself, and he starts to ponder. He says, When I consider all of these things, when I look at the vastness, the glory, the grandeur, the beauty of the heavens then I look at myself, I just wonder What is man, that You are mindful of him? The son of man that Thou visitest him? Hmmm? David doubtless thought about his smallness as he sat there under the canopy of the stars and that's something that'll make you feel pretty small. You may feel like that little boy who was quoting what is called the Lord's Prayer, but he quoted it this way--misquoted it--Our Father which art in heaven, How does He know my name? And I think we all just might feel that way. Who am I? What is man that Thou art mindful of him? Or the Son of man t ...

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