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A Little Lower than the Angels

Old Testament

A Sermon on Psalms 8:4

what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him? (ESV)

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The Bible tells us that creation is evidence for the Creator. It shows His majesty and power. However, people have failed to see His majesty in His creation. We should be able to appreciate the beauty of creation, but instead miss seeing God’s glory in it by only seeing facts. In this sermon on Psalm 8:4, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones speaks on the failure to see God in His creation, specifically His creation of mankind. He begins with the question “What is man?” to show how man has learned to answer it apart from the creation of God. Some overestimate mankind, putting him above God. Others underestimate mankind, thinking of our human race as nothing of importance at all. He then moves on the the biblical and right view of man: that mankind has been created in God’s image. We were made to glorify God and be in communion with Him. However, mankind turned its back on God by becoming slaves to sin, causing a distorted view of who we are. The good news is that Jesus came to save us from sin and help us become the people God created us to be in His image. He concludes by encouraging us to see this truth and glorify God for it.

Additional Scripture Translations

Psalms 8:4, New American Standard Bible

4What is man that You think of him,

And a son of man that You are concerned about him?

Psalms 8:4, King James Version

4What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.