4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
the son of man that you care for them?
5 You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.
6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their 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.
9 Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth! Psalm 8:4-9
The son of man in verse 4 is not in the New International Version but in most other translations it’s there and a key part to the rest of this chapter. It’s a reference to the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Of course since this is the Old Testament, David was looking ahead in faith to the Messiah.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the Son of Man, was given dominion over all of creation. One day, as Paul tells us in Philippians 2:10, “every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord”. Every knee. Every tongue. t’s not an empty promise or a tall tale. It’s the Word of God yet to be fulfilled.
And for that we cry: Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!