At the start of a new year, we often make resolutions on what we want to do in the new year.  As an alternative, I want to challenge you to think about what kind of person you want to be in the new year.  To that end, we look at Psalm 8.

The first thing to say is that we want to understand that we are capable and able.  The psalm says that we are a little lower than God.  That is pretty good.  God is the one who is always able.  There is nothing God purposes to do that he cannot do.  To be a little lower than God means that we, too, are able and capable.

The next thing to say is that while we are a little lower than God, we are still lower than God.  We need to acknowledge our limitations.  Nothing we do will succeed unless we are in the will of God.

The last thing to say is that we are called to be leaders.  The psalm says we are to have dominion over all the other creatures.  Put that in 21st century language, and we are to be pro-active leaders.  The biggest problem is the world is the number of people who are passive.  We need to step up and address the problems in our families, in our churches, and in the world.

In our sermon on Sunday we will look at Psalm 8 and talk about what it means to be a little lower than God.