Christian Living
What Is Man?
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Oct 10, 2016
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The source of all of our troubles, individually, corporately, and culturally, is the lack of a godly perspective. When we don't have a right view of God, we don't have a right view of mankind, nature, or creation.

When we don't have a right view of God, we don't have a right view of mankind, nature, or creation.

In Psalm 8:3-4, David said, "When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him?"

 David, the shepherd boy who spent many nights in the open field looking up at the stars as he watched over his flock, was able to praise the maker of the stars. He was able to see beyond the creation to the Creator God. When he saw the galaxies dancing in the sky, he was awed not by the stars, but by the majesty of the One who flung the stars in their orbits.

The God who created all of this did it with such perfection. "What is man that you are mindful of him?" said the psalmist. How small we are in the vast, cosmic setting. How astounding that the God of this vast universe, the God who orders and controls it all, would think of us and send His Son for us.

Prayer: Creator God, when I realize all that Your hands have made, I am amazed that You should care so much for me. Thank You! I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"He speaks to the sun and it does not shine; he seals off the light of the stars. He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea" (Job 9:7-8).