Psalm 008:07

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Psalm 8:7



7 All
[tsone’] and oxen, [‘eleph] yea, and
the beasts
[bahemah] of the field; [sadeh]KJV-Interlinear


7 All sheep
and oxen, And also the beasts of the field, NASB


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Humanity was given authority over the domestic animal population as well as the wild animal population.

The sheep and oxen refer to the domesticated and subservient animals.

The beasts of the field, refers to those animals that roam freely in the open ranges.

And as for the authority given to mankind, notice that God did not give us authority over higher beings, but of lower creatures only. Those who have little mental capability and are driven mostly by instincts.

So when boasting, humanity can state that he is considered by God to be capable of leading animals, but not much more.

And given the history of humanity, that would seem to be the case.

Animals have a practical use for work, for clothing, and for food, but they also have an additional use, and that is to teach the principles of salvation through the sacrifice of the Savior and the sustenance provided through grace thereafter.

These principles all come through the sacrificial offerings explained in Leviticus.

So, not only does man have authority over and lower life, but he himself is taught about life, the spiritual life, and eternal life by means of those same lower creatures.



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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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