God vs. Man


     Because of our inherent limitations, our failure to properly use our spiritual imagination, and the blinding power of pride, we humans really struggle to adequately and wisely understand the immense gulf that exists between the natures of God and man.

     In Psalm 8, as David reflected upon the immensity of the heavens that he could see with his own two eyes, he asked, “What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?”

     In Psalm 144, as David reflected upon the victory Jehovah gave him as His Rock, Lovingkindness, Fortress, High Tower, Deliverer, Shield, and Refuge (vv. 1-2), he immediately asks “Lord, what is man, that You take knowledge of him?  Or the son of man, that You are mindful of him?” (v. 3).

     Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow” (Psalm 144:4), yet the eternal, self-existent One—the One who is “I am that I am”—lovingly guides, guards, and protects His people.

     Blessed be the Lord!

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