Man: God’s Jewel

“What is man that You take thought of him? And the son of man that You care for him?” asks David in Psalm 8:4. He then goes on to say, “Yet You have made him a little lower than God, and You crown him with glory and majesty.” Does this sound like you, or anyone you know? I know some pretty wonderful people—some whose character may even hint at this portrayal—but it would be a stretch to see even them as mirroring this magnificent prophetic description.

God knows better. He knows who we really are. When He said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness,” He meant it (Genesis 1:26). And the fact that God cared enough to create us in His own image speaks volumes about His special purpose for man. We are nothing less than the pinnacle of God’s created order. His entire creation revolves not around angels, nor any other created being, but around human beings—those of us who have received Christ Jesus as Lord in particular (Romans 8:19).

Excerpted from: Free from the Power of Sin: The Keys to Growing in God in Spite of Yourself

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