Psalm 8 What is Man? Psalm 8 - What Is Man ? I. Psalm 8 is a Messianic Psalm Christ and His Ultimate Victory as Son of Man The Contrast: Psalm 8 Psalm 2 Christ as Perfect King Christ as Perfect Man Psalm 8 - What Is Man ? II. Psalm 8 Inscription Often Puzzling, Difficult to Understand Indicates: A Hymn of David A Hymn of Delight The Excellency of His Name !! Israel in Subjection Matt 21:16 Death in Subjection 1 Cor 15:25 Angels in Subjection Heb 2:5-9 Church in Subjection Eph 1:21-23 Gath or Gittith Instrument Psalm 8 - What Is Man ? III. Let’s examine: What is Man ? Who Am I ? Why Am I Here ? Writers From The Past (H.C. Wells) Current Thought (Samuel Becker) Only David Has The Answer: We Are Important to God How Does David Know This? God Says So ! We Must Grasp Basic Truths To Answer The Question: Psalm 8 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. 3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, 4 What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? 5 For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor. 6 You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, 7 All sheep and oxen— Even the beasts of the field, 8 The birds of the air, And the fish of the sea That pass through the paths of the seas. 9 O LORD, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth! To Answer The Question: What Is Man ? I. We Must First Understand The Creator A. Man’s Creation His Creation: Made by the Hand of God Created in God’s Image: The Meaning of Man Self Awareness Only Mankind Can Intelligence Starts and Ends With Respond to and Have Will The Glory of God Fellowship With God Emotion B. C. We Can Know Our Creator Through His Creation We Can Know Him Through Personal Communication You Must Know Your Creator To Know Who You Are ! To Answer The Question: What Is Man ? II. To Understand Why We Are Here We Must Understand Creation Man is to Stand in the A. Man’s Responsibility God’s Original Intent For Creation Man’s Assignment: Rule for God B. Place of God on Earth We Must Accept the Not Today’s View Truth That We Live In Not Satisfied With Creation Intent A Fallen World Man’s Fall Result: Lost Sovereignty Reason Why Life is So Hard To Answer The Question: What Is Man ? II. To Understand Why We Are Here and Who We Are, We Must Understand Christ A. Hebrews Chapter 2 Our Hope Revolves Around Christ Compliments Psalm 8 Christ is The 2nd Adam, Took Back What Adam Lost New Hope B. New Humanity Created The Race of The Redeemed Restoring All Lost in the Garden Millennium Example: Isaiah 11:6 Mankind Will Once Again Reign Psalm 8 is Not Yet Seen in its Fullness When We Understand This, Life Makes Sense and Has Meaning I. Rejoice ! Fall Down and Worship Appreciate God – Don’t Run Away II. Receive Christ ! Redemption Came At a Cost He Accepts Everyone Missing Something? Try Christ Have The Son --- Have Life !