The first Big Thing
The second Big Thing
The third Big Thing
The love of God is greater far than tongue or pen can ever tell,
It goes beyond the highest star and reaches to the lowest hell,
The guilty pair, bowed down with care, God gave His Son to win:
O love of God, how rich and pure! How measureless and strong! It shall forevermore endure—the saints’ and angels’ song.
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The fourth Big Thing
8:4 mankind. Here refers to humanity in its weak and frail existence (e.g., 9:20; 10:18; 90:3; 103:15). human beings. See NIV text note; “son of man” is a literal translation of a Hebrew phrase commonly used to refer to a human being, especially in contrast to God (80:17; 144:3; see note on Ezek 2:1 and NIV text note there). This phrase marks the exact center of the psalm (see note on 100:3), highlighting the importance of humanity in God’s eyes. It sets the stage for the soaring language about humanity’s place in creation in vv. 5–8.