Presentation on theme: "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 Christ."— Presentation transcript:
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 Christ as Perfect Man Psalm 2 Christ as Perfect King
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
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 Psalm 8 - What Is Man ? We Must Grasp Basic Truths To Answer The Question: How Does David Know This? God Says So !
Psalm 8 O L ORD, 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 L ORD, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth!
I. We Must First Understand The Creator A.Man’s Creation His Creation: Made by the Hand of God Created in God’s Image: Self Awareness Intelligence Will Emotion B.We Can Know Our Creator Through His Creation C.We Can Know Him Through Personal Communication To Answer The Question: What Is Man ? You Must Know Your Creator To Know Who You Are ! Only Mankind Can Respond to and Have Fellowship With God The Meaning of Man Starts and Ends With The Glory of God
II. To Understand Why We Are Here We Must Understand Creation A.Man’s Responsibility God’s Original Intent For Creation Man’s Assignment: Rule for God B.Man’s Fall Not Today’s View Not Satisfied With Creation Intent Result: Lost Sovereignty Reason Why Life is So Hard To Answer The Question: What Is Man ? We Must Accept the Truth That We Live In A Fallen World Man is to Stand in the Place of God on Earth
II. To Understand Why We Are Here and Who We Are, We Must Understand Christ A.New Hope Our Hope Revolves Around Christ Christ is The 2 nd Adam, Took Back What Adam Lost 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 To Answer The Question: What Is Man ? Psalm 8 is Not Yet Seen in its Fullness Hebrews Chapter 2 Compliments Psalm 8 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 !