Q: Hi Audrey, I happened to read your entry titled ‘Amanda’ and am curious to know the answer to the question you posted in your concluding paragraph, if you would so take the time to share with me.Regards, Philip Stanton.
A: Hi Philip, I take it that you were referring to the question below:
“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?”
The question was taken from Psalm 8 of the Bible written by a past ruler of Israel and Judah by the name of King David. So back to the question… Who or what is man? Interestingly, the psalmist answers himself. After he poses the question, he writes:
“You have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”