Re-read verses 3-4
Q: How do these verses apply specifically to the Messiah?
A: In general, they speak of the depth of God’s love for mankind that He would go to the greatest of lengths for him, even to the point of sending His Son. In the scheme of all creation, everything else pales compared to God’s personal concern for mankind.
Q: What title is contained here which is often associated with the Messiah?
A: “The son of man”. (v.4)
Q: And what did God do in order to address His personal concern for mankind?
A: God made His Son “a little lower than God”, a dramatic way of indicating the dual humanity and divinity of Christ. Because of Christ’s obedience in carrying out His earthly ministry, the result is for God to “crown him with glory and majesty”.
Q: What might be the greater spiritual meaning of “the moon and the stars, which You have ordained”?
A: Throughout Scripture these are often symbols teaching about believers. The moon has no intrinsic light of its own and can only reflect the light of the sun, just as believers can only reflect the light of the Son.
For He did not subject to angels the world to come, concerning which we are speaking. But one has testified somewhere, saying,
“What is man, that You remember him?
Or the son of man, that You are concerned about him?
You have made him for a little while lower than the angels;
You have crowned him with glory and honor,
And have appointed him over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things in subjection under his feet.”
For in subjecting all things to him, He left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we do not yet see all things subjected to him. But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.
— Hebrews 2:5-9
Application: Whereas the philosophy of the world places man as just another denizen among the whole of the universe, God places him at the center of all considerations even to the point of sending His own Son to reconcile man to Him.