Wednesday, May 03, 2006
What is man?
In Psalm 8, after the psalmist contemplates the heavens, the moon and the stars, he asks the question, "What is man that you are mindful of him?"
Compared with the vastness of the universe, what is mankind, much less any individual person. Even if we only compare the size of the sun to mankind, what are we? Insignificant--we are mere specks on a smallish planet in one of many solar systems. Is it any wonder then that the psalmist is lead to write, "O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth!" The Creator of all things is certainly worthy of praise and obedience in all things.
In our man centered society today many would like to minimize or even eliminate God. After all, if there is no God, then there is no absolute source of right and wrong. If true, eacg us free to decide for themselves what is right or wrong. But there is a God in heaven who created us, so He has the right to command us.