What Is Man?
The inspired writer of Hebrews quotes from Psalm 8, raising the question, "WHAT IS MAN?" That will be my subject tonight. "What is man" – That God should be so gracious to him?
Several thousand years ago, David looked up one night into the sky and saw the stars.
Perhaps he did not know that the earth was 7,926 miles in diameter, Covering 197 million square miles of surface, of which 71% was water.
Perhaps he didn't know that there was over 2 trillion cubic miles of dirt under his feet, that Saturn is 995 times as large, and Jupiter 1281 times as large.
And that the sun is 1000 times as large as Jupiter. He simply looked up into the night sky as I have done countless times and marveled.
"What is man" – That the angels of God should serve him? "What is man" – That the world to come should be put in subjection to him?
Now there are three wonderful truths that I want us to look at this morning. First word is the word glory, the second word is guilt and the finally word is grace.
As soon as David looked up to heaven and spoke to God of his greatness, his heart was humbled, his pride was withered, and he cried, "What is man, that thou art mindful of him?"
I. MAN AS GOD CREATED HIM- GLORY
Friend the wonderful truth about man is as God created him he was crown with glory.
You have made him a little lower than the angels; you have crowned him with glory and honor, and set him over the works of Your hands.
1. Glory of Man's Design- You made him.
You have made him. We read in Genesis 1:26-28 "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
And God blessed them, and God said ...
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