But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? Or the son of man, that thou visitest him? Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet.
For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour (Hebrews 2:6-9).
As we have already seen in Psalm 8, God created man and crowned him with honor and glory (verse 5). Then it tells us what that honor was. That honor was dominion over all the works of His hands (verse 6). Adam’s act of dishonor gave that dominion to Satan; but he lost more than just dominion over the works of God’s hands. He lost the life of God that was in his spirit.
God said, “The day you eat that fruit, you will surely die.” Well, Adam’s physical body didn’t fall dead. His spirit lost its life that day. It was separated from God. His body lived 930 years longer. In Hebrews 2 we read that Jesus was crowned with glory and honor. All things have been put under subjection to Him. That includes life itself. He regained what Adam lost.