What is Man…?

“…what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him”? Psalm 8:4 ESV.

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David wrote this Psalm most likely while gazing up into the heavens, viewing the moon and stars (v.3) that God set in their place. He basically asked: Why does God care for us? Why are we so important to Him?

There is much written about man achieving his human potential. Abraham Maslow gave us a list with self-actualization being the top motivational drive of a person. Yet God’s potential when unleashed is so much more. God’s potential for us is so much more than human achievement as the heavens are larger than the earth. When grasped, the vastness of God’s glory is exhibited through His work in and through us (Eph. 2:10).

The Bible indicates in Revelations (3:21, 5:10) about the New Age that awaits us will have us exercising leadership serving others. Jesus using a metaphor of a mansion with many rooms (Jn. 14:2) indicated that we have a placed reserved for us in the new heaven and new earth being prepared by Him for us. Paul likewise uses the metaphor of adoption (Eph. 1:5) that provides a more familial relationship with Jesus. We are included as his brothers and sisters in the Eternal Family. We are created and destined to lead and minister working in His Family business.

Our potential includes the merging of His spiritual DNA in us. This begins the embryonic process of transformation by Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit which Bible scholars call sanctification. The morphing of our character becoming more and more like Jesus’. This relationship between God and man is the perfect union that sets the standard of marriage today. Father God has chosen you and I to be betrothed to Jesus. We now wait and long for the wedding festivities to begin.

Rooting For You in Christ!

Dr. Mike

Executive Director & Founder
Marketplace Bible Institute
& Resource Center, Inc
Author of e-Books:
 *  Great Business Emulates a Good God
 *  Be Radical…Follow Christ!
 *  Simply The Messenger
 *  Unequally Married

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