In John 10, Jesus responded to a challenge by referring to Psalm 82 wherein God refers to human beings as “gods.” Jesus’ point was that if the Scripture, which can never been in error, called humans gods, how could He be wrong by calling Himself “the son of God.”
Why did Psalm 82 refer to us as gods in the first place? Because it was anticipating the resurrection in which Jesus says we will be like angels in heaven. That is, the resurrection of the dead brings humanity to the heavens, in a place higher than angels. For this reason also Psalm 8 extols God for the power and privilege He has given humanity. He goes so far as to say that all things have been put under the feet of mankind. The writer of Hebrews picks up on this theme and rejoices in it.
Mankind had authority over everything on earth in the original creation, but Psalm 8 is speaking prophetically of the resurrection which Jesus Christ has brought about. In this resurrection, deceased humanity has been seated in heavenly places higher than angels. Angels are under our feet.
For this reason we should not think that anything can separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:35-39). Satan once stood between us and God. No longer.
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible.