What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? (Psalm 8:4)
What is man? This question that David asks in Psalm 8 is a tremendously important one. The answer to this question has implications for every area of our lives. Our views on politics, sexuality, race, sports, food, marriage, economics, parenting, international relations, immigration, abortion, disabilities, the environment, and just about anything else you can think of will be profoundly shaped by how you define a human being. The meaning and purpose of our lives can only be discovered if we know who we are in the first place.
Thankfully God tells us who we are, and it is a glorious definition—we are created in the image of the God who made us, and our lives are intended to glorify him in all we do as we reflect the character of our creator. A Christian definition of human beings provides the basis for universal human dignity that will profoundly shape the way we think about ourselves and everyone we meet.
We will spend the next few weeks preaching on a Christian view of human beings so that we can think better, and live better as image bearers of God and disciples of Christ. We will consider fundamental truths about being humans so that we can understand who we are, why God made us, how sin has tarnished the image of God in us, and how the God-man Jesus restores what was lost in the fall. Genesis 1:26-31 will serve as the anchor passage for our series which will be called Created and each sermon will fill in more of the answer to David’s question “What is man”?
Doug Axe will be preaching the first sermon in the series this Sunday, so please pray for him, and Kenny Clark as he leads us in sung worship.
See you Sunday, Grace. Come hungry!
Song Link of the Week
All Creatures of Our God and King by Sovereign Grace Music