In His Image

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on earth.” Genesis 1:26 HCSB

All four of our children have unique features. Both of our sons are tall and thin like I am but other than that, they really do not look like they would be brothers. Our daughters are the same way, they both have unique features and most people would not think they were sisters. In other families the children and parents have very similar features and it is easy to see how they would be brothers or sisters.

This verse tells us that God made man in His image and we are created in His likeness. I do not believe this is indicating that man physically looks like God, but rather that man has the ability to think, reason, and make decisions. Man can also experience love and other emotions like God. God desires to have fellowship with us and has provided a way for us to be forgiven of our sins and receive eternal life in heaven. This verse is one of the first references to the Trinity of God, the Father; Jesus the Son; and the Holy Spirit, all of whom were involved in the creation of the world and mankind.

Challenge: Thank God that He is a creative God and that you are made in His image. Do you spiritually look like God? Seek to model Jesus and do what He did while here on earth.

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