Today we continue our discussion about the Fall of mankind from the stand point of Genesis chapters 2 and 3.
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Here is today’s discussion topic
As we stated yesterday, in the fall we lost our Assurance but we also lost our “Authority”
Psalm 8 explains how we were meant to be when it says,
What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?[c]
5 You have made them[d] a little lower than the angels[e] and crowned them[f] with glory and honor. 6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their[g] feet: 7 all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, 8 the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.
But the writer to the Hebrews states the obvious truth,
What are mere mortals that you should think about them,
or a son of mana that you should care for him?
7Yet you made them only a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.b
8You gave them authority over all things.”c
Now when it says “all things,” it means nothing is left out. But we have not yet seen all things put under their authority.
You see God intended that the Earth would be under our authority. But it is not! We lost control at the fall and now we are at the mercy of the Earth. Anyone who has ever lived through an earthquake or a tornado knows that truth. Controlling the fish of the sea?… just talk to all the people who have lived through being half-eaten by sharks this summer. Ask them how much control over the fish of the sea they feel they have.
We lost our authority at the fall and from that point to this we have been desperately trying to get back what God intended to be ours.
How does Psalm 8 make you feel in light of the knowledge that we have lost authority?
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It seems, to me, that we have not accepted that we do not have authority over all things. Anything or anyone we don’t like we do our best to be rid of. We live as though there is nothing greater than “me” and for the most part we don’t accept that there is One greater than mere mortals.
Thought provoking post,
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