Psalm 8

I encourage you to read the entire Psalm but will highlight Psalm 8:4-5 – “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon, and stars, which You established – what is man, that You are mindful of him?  And the son of man, that You care for him?”

The entire Book of Psalms is loaded with incredible truths and encouragements that excite the heart and explode into a new sense of spiritual power and comfort.  When we soak in the Psalms, we come away with a new awareness of Gods’ majesty.  Here in Psalm 8, David gives us a new touch of hope and a sense of security as children of God.

In verse one we read, “O LORD, our Lord, How majestic and glorious and excellent is Your name in all the earth!”  God is our sovereign LORD and Master!  In this verse, David draws attention to God’s Glory, Work, and Power.  Then in verse four, he draws a contrast between God and man. 

In comparison to God, man seems so insignificant, helpless, frail, and utterly useless.  In contrast to God’s glory, majesty, power, and perfection, man seems totally and hopelessly imperfect.  In contrast to God’s Creation, he asks, “What is man?”

It would be easy for us to feel the unworthiness of man to the extent that we begin to embrace our unworthiness, unimportance, worthlessness, and hopelessness without Him.  But, in God’s eyes, we are important and far more important than we think.  The one thing that everyone needs to know, in the face of trial, tribulation, or persecution is – We are Important to God!  We are important enough for Him to care for and provide for.  We are important enough for Him to allow Jesus to come and die for our sins!

So, I ask that you join me in a brief walk through the Scripture regarding the Worth of Man to God.

  • Man is more valuable than all the creatures of the earth. 

In Genesis 1:26, we discover that man was given dominion over the creation.  That none but man became living souls.  That the animals became a source of food and clothing for man.  We have a special place in God’s scheme of things, and we have His breath of life in us making us Living Souls not just mammals.

  • Man was created in the Image and Likeness of God; therefore, we are the reflection of God.
  • He made us of greater value than the earth itself.

Matthew 16:26 – “For what is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?  Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

God ascribes unparalleled worth to man’s soul.  God knows every detail of man for we are fearfully and wonderfully made.  We are God’s reflection, or we are supposed to be for that is how we were created.

  • Man is important enough for God to be willing for Jesus to Die for Us.

John 3:16 reflects God’s Love for Man.  Romans 5:8 reminds us, “But God commends His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”  That is incredible!  He provided redemption.  God’s love conceived and implemented the perfect plan of salvation.  By Grace, we are saved!

  • Man is important enough for Jesus to return for Us.

In John 14 we have the incredible promise of Jesus that has the power to calm all our fears and doubts.  He is returning for those who wait for, walk after, and watch for Him.  When we consider His provisions, we may feel inferior, unimportant, insignificant, worthless, hopeless, and helpless But GOD Values you highly.  You are Worth the Blood of God.

Therefore, what have we to fear if God is for us?  Why should we worry and fret for God is able?  Remember who God says you are – Royalty, Kings, and Priests unto Him, His children.  He cares for you and me.

Matthew 10:28-31 – Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; but rather be afraid of Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two little sparrows sold for a copper coin? And yet not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. 30 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered [for the Father is sovereign and has complete knowledge]. 31So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.”

Remember, you are an heir of God!  Refuse the lie of the devil and come forth to the newness of life that Jesus brought to us.  Remember, you are important to God!  Praise Him for His love and truth.  Seek His assistance in resisting the lies of the devil.  Petition His throne for the desires of your heart.  If you are born-again, you are the King’s kids.  If you are not saved, then Jesus calls, “come unto Me.”  You can take all your cares to the LORD for He cares for you.  His eyes run to and fro through the whole earth looking for the opportunity to bless you. 

God bless you as you live in the awareness that you are Important to God!

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