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The Word This Week
“What is man, that you are mindful of him?” As we have looked at Chapter 1 of Hebrews over the past two weeks, I have made made the case that this is a written sermon given by the hand of the wife and husband team of Priscilla and Aquila. Their audience is a church in Rome, likely their own former church, a church of Jewish believers. Like any sermon, there is a main text the book of Hebrews is built upon: Psalm 110. We studied this text last Sunday (Heb. 1:13). Priscilla and Aquila introduce other significant passages to support their sermon and in chapter 2, we encounter Psalm 8 (Hebrews 2:6-8). Because this text is foundational to their purpose, we are going to examine it on its own this Sunday before returning to Hebrews 2 next week. This Psalm is used to transition from talking about Jesus’ excellence as the Son of God, to addressing his incarnation as the “Son of Man.” To understand his identity with humanity, we must first appreciate humanity’s original design and destiny, which is what Psalm 8 is all about. Pastor Marcus