Digging Deep- PSALM 8 (PART 5) by Past Joshua Olaleye
Text: Psalms 8:5
Topic: PSALM 8 (PART 5)
We have been considering the Excellency of the name of our God. But much as we study we will find that there is no much to learn about our great, majestic and wonderful God. It is easy to agree with the Scriptures as recorded in Job 37:22-23, it says, “fair weather cometh out of the north, with God is terrible majesty. Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out, He is excellent in power, and in judgement, and in plenty of justice, he will not afflict. Now we want to proceed to Psalms 8:5.
1. Angels are very strong, yet they obey God and do only those things that are pleasing to Him. They worship Him by the millions.
However, as excellent as angels are, God still decided in His infinite wisdom that He would still prefer a creature that is like Himself, so He gave a part of Himself and transformed ordinary dust to something wonderful called man. It is not only life that God imparted to man but He transferred part of His glory also. Psalms 103:20-21, Nehemiah 9:6, Daniel 7:10, Hebrews 12:22, Acts 12:7, Acts 27:23, Exodus 14:19, James 2:26, Proverbs 20:27, Job 32:8, I Corinthians 11:7.
2. As excellent as angels are, God considers them foolish. Even though angels are immortal and man is ordinary dust yet God loves man. It is this inexplicable love that changes God Himself to man in the form of Jesus Christ. That is, God puts Himself into the “prison” of a clay body so that he might fully appreciate the difficulties of man and thus be able to help us sympathetically. Also, all the blessings that man lost when he sinned, God restored them after salvation. But these valuable blessings, honour, success, victories etc were paid for dearly by Jesus Christ with His precious blood, Job 4:18-21, Philippians 2:5-8, John 3:16, Genesis 2:16-18, Psalms 21:3-5, Hebrews 7:26, Hebrews 8:1, 1Cor 6:2, I Peter 1:18-19, Psalms 45:1-6, John 13:31-32, Psalms 91:15, John 12:26, I Samuel 2:7, Psalms 75:7, Daniel 2:21.
3. Tremendous power and glory are transferred to man through the achievements and glorification of Jesus Christ. One of such unspeakable blessings transferred to us is that death has lost its power over us because Christ has removed its sting. And there is no greater power than being able to use that name that is above all names – that excellent name JESUS – Ephesians 1:15-23, Hebrews 2:9, 1Cor 15:51-57, I Peter 1:18-21, proverbs 16:7, John 8:29, Hebrews 13: 16, Philippians 2:9-11.