There was a game show where there would be a grocery item, let’s say it’s a can of tuna fish, and the contestant would have to guess whether the price was higher or lower.
I want you to keep this game in mind as we read…
Psalm 8:5 NKJV reads…
For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor.
Psalm 8:5 NASB
Yet You have made him a little lower than God, And You crown him with glory and majesty!
So, which is right?
Are we a little lower than the angels temporarily because we’re in human flesh?
Could be, but I prefer to think of it this way…
If you look in the Strong’s Concordance 430 instead of the word angel, you’ll see the word is Elohim, or God.
He made us a little lower than God.
Many people desire to be enlightened…
- Having or showing a rational, modern, and well-informed outlook
- Spiritually aware
So, there are those of us who love nature (or what some call mother earth). Many people love animals.
And in and of itself, there is nothing wrong with appreciating animals and nature. I believe God put it here partially for our enjoyment.
The challenge is when we go LOWER than God intended for us to go.
There are those who worship nature or speak of their spirit animal. And I’m sure you can think of other examples that lower us beneath the station God set up for us.
Some of us even do it in our speech. You may love your pastor. I’ve even heard someone say, “He’s my angel.”
Well, I think I know what you’re trying to convey, BUT he’s not your angel. God called him to come up higher.
We’ve taken to calling things what they ARE NOT. And because of this it has warped our understanding.
It’s NOT an AFFAIR (affair, sounds nice doesn’t it– It’s ADULTERY (Exodus 20:14).
IT’S NOT love is love – It’s God is love (1 John 4:8).
Sometimes when we’re trying to be enlightened, or showing a rational, MODERN, and well-informed outlook.
We say things that don’t line up with the Word of God.
And subsequently end up trying to be anything but what God created us to be.
I heard people say, and I’ve probably said it before I was saved. “But this is a different time.”
Yes, you’re correct. But He sees the PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE all at the same time which means He knows what is, what was, and what is to come.
All the while…
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8).
That means you can trust Him; He won’t change on you.
So, when the Word says, we’re a little lower than God Himself. Trust it.
If not, we start to identify with the things of the world that God clearly tells us are wrong.
Then we end of becoming something He never intended. We try to find ways to may ourselves unique and different not realizing that we already are.
Come up higher!
You’re not fighting against society. When you try to redefine yourself or become something He never intended or begin to worship the created thing rather than the Creator.
You think you’re fighting against society you’re really fighting against God.
Come up higher!
Fight to become the YOU He intended.
Stop trying to go lower when God wants us to come up higher.
And we don’t have to guess whether we’re higher or lower. God gave us the answer in the book of Genesis 1:24-26. BSB
The Sixth Day
24And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, land crawlers, and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. 25God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that crawls upon the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
26Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness, to rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, and over all the earth itself and every creature that crawls upon it.”
27So God created man in His own image;
in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
So, if you were the “item” in the higher lower game, and someone was trying to tell you your worth is lower, just walk away and know that God says in
Ephesians 2:6 NIV
And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.
Knowing who you are in Him and coming up higher, now that’s the point of purpose. See you next time.
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