Psalm 8: 5-6: Jesus: The Last Adam
Psalm 8:5-6: Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet. 
In the first four verses we have focused on human beings. But the rest of Psalm 8 forces us to realize that David is not talking about any mere human.  In fact, the whole Psalm has echoes of Genesis 1:26-28, which is a call “to fill the whole earth with God’s glory.”  But we know that Adam, and every human after him (including ourselves) has failed to fill the earth with the Lord’s glory.  This is why Christ had to become man in order to fulfill the role Adam and all of us failed to live: to live as the Triune God intended us to. 
Because all things have been put under Jesus’ feet, we have hope upon hope. Hebrews 2 and 4 make clear that Christ’s resurrection means those who believe in Him will have victory over death, and that His suffering gives us hope in ours. Paul’s quote of Psalm 8 in Ephesians 1:20-22 helps us understand that Jesus has secured our future blessings and hope. 
Friend, the Last Adam has purchased life, hope, and a blessed future for you, defeating death itself.  Will you receive it, or look for hope in the broken creation around you? Even as a Christian, when we run to our idols instead of Jesus we are looking for hope in what cannot give it. Embrace Christ and you will have a caring, intentional, and hope giving Savior. May the Lord Jesus be pleased to draw us all closer to Himself today.
This blog was written by Seth Dunn
 G.K. Beale A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic Publisher, 2011), 50.
 Beale, A New Testament Biblical Theology, 37.
 Beale, A New Testament Biblical Theology, 50.
 Romans 5:1-12.
 Beale, A New Testament Biblical Theology, 277.
 1 Corinthians 15:25-27.