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The Crown and Climax of God’s Creation

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Sermon shared by Bishop Lalachan Abraham

February 2013
Summary: What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels,And You have crowned him with glory and honor (Psalm 8:1-4 NKJV)
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knowledge of God. We can conclude that they had knowledge of God when they were children. But now, the knowledge of God in children is used, as David says, to silence them, “to silence the foe and the avenger". The instinctive praise of children is a strong defense against those who deny the existence of God. Now, in a sense, when any of us praise the Lord, it comes from the lips of children and infants because we are called to have childlike faith, to be like children. Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a child will never enter it" (Mark 10:15). At another time, Jesus prays: "I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children"(Matt. 11:25).

David goes on to declare God's majesty through the glory and honor that He has bestowed upon man. David begins by comparing the marvelous splendor of the heavens to the feebleness and frailty of man, in order to show what a great work God has done through man in using such a creature for His glory. David says, "When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers..." The wording suggests that David was in the habit of meditating upon God's creation. We can consider the vastness of seemingly infinite space, beholding galaxies and stars that are light years away. Through the vastness of space, we become aware of the vastness, the magnificence and the power of God. And these heavens are but "the works of [God's] fingers."Clearly, David's meditation of the heavens took place at night, for he marvels at "the moon and the stars, which [God has] set in place."

So, study the Word of God, It is good for us to consider the heavens with God in mind. Science is far-reaching, taking us to the heights of the cosmos. Theology, however, is further-reaching, taking us beyond the heavens to the dwelling place of God. Also, through consideration of the vastness of God's creation, we come to realize the feebleness and frailty of man. "Meditation fits for humiliation." Through such meditation, we come to say, as David, "What is man that You are mindful of him?" “Mindful” comes from the Hebrew word zakar, to mark or remember continually, as perpetual incense rising; to set the heart upon; to keep continually in merciful view. God, in His infinite mercy upholds man with His righteous right hand. What are we, that God should be mindful of us?

We must wonder, in view of the vastness and majesty of His creation, why God would be mindful of and care for man. "What is man" in God's eyes? Man is fallen; man is corrupt and tainted. Man is ungrateful; man is rebellious, often turning his back on God. But God "is mindful of him" and God "cares for him". Let us never forget what a great thing it is that God cares for us. There are many who say that they believe in God, but they think, at the same time, that God is not active in or even concerned with His creation.
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