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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Honored By God

Psalm 8:4-6

What is man, thou are mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visited him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crown him with glory and honor. Thou makest him to have dominion over the works to thy hands; thou hadst out all things under his keep.

Our discussion text tells how God our Father, creator and sustainer has honored man by giving him dominion over all of His creations. More importantly, God breathed the breath of life into man and he became a living soul. This breath is God's Spirit; therefore, part of God lives in us. This makes humanity special to God and even more special when we first believe that there is a God who created both seen and unseen.
God honored His prized creation-man by making man a little lower than His angels who are spiritual being that serve at His call. God crowned us with wisdom, knowledge, a will and emotions as well as with a desire to follow or reject Him for who He is and what He does in our lives. God honored man by giving him dominion over all His creation.
It is noteworthy to say that Jesus Christ is the embodiment of humanity as He represented deity and humanity as man's propitiator. He is given full dominion over all God's creation as He is God, but in the meantime mortal man is to take care of God's creations.
Reflect on man having dominion over all God's creation, and ask this question, why didn't God make animals the ruler over man being that animals were created first? This speaks to God's love for man and how man was created, and then asks, who else but man has God's Spirit living in them?
Humanity, we are special to God and this is shown in how He honors us.
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