"As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him." - Psalm 18:30

Why Is God Mindful of Man?

By Roger Leonard

King David, the sweet singer of Israel, wrote:
“When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

“What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?
“Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.” -(Ps. 8:3-5, ESV)

1) Who are we?

2) What are we?

3) How does God consider us?

David asked and answered these questions in Psalm 8, in his way, about 1,000 years before our Savior came and said, “The Son of man has come to seek and save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10) David’s answer to his own query revealed God’s interest and concern for mankind, especially in view of human frailty and mortality. Noah was a preacher of righteousness to all who would listen. Moses preached to the nation of Israel. Jonah preached to gentiles of Nineveh. Various Old Testament prophets preached to specific tribes and nations. John the baptist preached to Israel only. But Jesus expressed concern for all men’s souls when He said, "Whoever desires..." (Luke 9:23). Jesus also said, “proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” (Mk.16:15 ESV) Paul preached Jesus as “the Savior of all men.” (I Tim. 4:10) And John wrote that "He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world." Why? Because God cares about every soul of every nation on earth and the time had come to let them all know!

Following through on His promise to Isaac's father Abraham (Gen. 121-3; 17:1-7), God said to him, “I will multiply your seed (offspring) as the stars of heaven and will give to your offspring all these lands. And in your seed (offspring) all the nations of the earth shall be blessed.” (Gen. 26:4) Of course, the latter was fulfilled in Christ, the ultimate fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham. (See Gal. 3:16 and context) But, in Christ, all nations of the earth would receive the blessings!

God made man just below “the heavenly beings” (ESV) or “the angels” (KJV) or “God” (ASV) or Elohim (“a [plural] generic [Hebrew] term including every member of the class deity,” or carrying the idea of “a position of majesty and authority.” Internatioal Standard Bible Encyclopedia, p. 1254). Any way we look at it, man is the most valuable being God made on earth! So valuable, in fact, that God gave His very Best — Jesus — to save every soul of every nation for all time!

How might David, the man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22), answer his questions had he lived on this side of the Cross? We could only speculate, but he had a heart for teaching others (cf. Psalm 51:12-13). How many souls today are asking David’s questions above and yet do not know the answers? I don’t know, but I do know that God’s greatest concern is for the eternal souls of the crowning work of creation, for He “is not willing that any should perish.” (2 Peter 3:9)

A fourth important question is:
4) How do we,as Christians, value the souls of others?

If I am a Christian, does not "Go ye" also mean "go me"?

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