Psalm 008:04

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Psalm 8:4



4 What is
[‘enowsh] that thou art mindful [zakar] of him? and the son [ben] of man, [‘adam] that thou visitest [paqad]
him? KJV-Interlinear


4 What is
man, that Thou dost take thought of him? And the son of man, that Thou dost
care for him?  NASB


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If you were to ask the question of celebrities, ‘Why are you so important?’ Then you will no doubt get a response from arrogance, or of self accompishment, or of something that sets them apart from everyone else. That is if they were to tell the truth.

But even a humble response would be filled with hypocrisy or phony rhetoric.

Here the psalmist asks the true question of God, regarding man who is little more than dust, little more than a life entity placed in dust, a sinner, an unaccomplished individual apart from Gods grace, a mere vapor that disappears with a short life span, a person whom time forgets rapidly.

How many of the trillions of folks that have been born into life, since Adam, do you remember?

Virtually none, when compared with the huge population of humanity that has been born.

You don’t even know all of the names of the people who live within a mile of you, let alone from around the world or back into history.

History and time easily forgets most everyone, and you will not be an exception.

From body odor, to human waste, to the corruption of death, humanity is filled with all of the signs of sin and disgrace, which no one can deny or escape. We must wash or pour external ointments over ourselves in order to cover (but not eliminate) temporarily all of our flaws.

Only God can make us better than we are. Man in all of his glory and technology, will never be able to get rid of the filth of our ancestry or legacy.

And yet God in all of His power and abilities that exceed our comprehension, has given us more than the time of day, He has given us far beyond anything that any of us could collectively acquire in all of history, when none of us even deserve the essence of life.

So, when you look at humanity, the negatives far outweigh the positives. The limitations far outweigh the abilities. The failures far outweigh the successes, unless of course you ignore what the Bible has to say.

Those who reject the Bible, naturally see nothing wrong with themselves much less the human race, and they will be the failures and the leaders to failure, in life and history.

And yet, God, despite mans limitations, has set out a plan that none of us can comprehend let alone deserve.

This psalm sets up and describes the vast infinite distance between man and God, proving that man has no leg to stand on, no demand that is deserving, no boast that is worthy or even valid.



End of study





Study [by instruction],

to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]

unto God,

a workman [student]

that need not be ashamed [ignorant],

rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]

the word of truth [Bible doctrine].

If you can dream and not make dreams your master,

If you can think and not let thoughts narrow your views,

If you can meet triumph with disaster equally,

If you can learn and see your full meaning and purpose in life,

Then you can believe in Christ, learn Bible doctrine, and grow far beyond the potential that God has prepared for you.

These studies are a part of the massive daily study web site at DailyBibeStudy.Org, and are written, so that you can come to Christ if you have not done so already, and therefore not be lost forever.

And if you have already believed in Christ, then these studies are written so you can learn and understand and grow in your spiritual life, so that you can come to the full knowledge of Christ, so that you can fulfill your meaning and purpose in life as God intended for you, and so you can qualify for a phenomenal eternal reward which you will have forever.

To ignore this opportunity to pursue a daily study means you will be incomplete, unfulfilled and you will lose out, big time.

The Daily Bible Study is online, making it possible as never before in all of human history, to advance in ones relationship with God, through Christ, and to complete yourself beyond your imagination.

But each person has to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.

Keep in the Word, Isa. 41:10.

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