What is man?

When I consider your heavens
the works of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?

Psalm 8:3-4

Out of this whole array, from stars to sea-creatures, only man can look at this scene with the insight to ask such a question, even in doubt; therefore it already points to its answer. Further, man has been taught to say thy and thou in such a setting: not only to acknowledge a Creator but to converse with Him.

Derek Kidner, Psalms 1-72 (Leicester: IVP, 1973), 67.

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