“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Genesis 1:27,28.
God is the creator of all things – planets, plants, animals, and mankind. Of all the creatures that God created, only one was created in His image and with a Divine, eternal purpose.
Mankind was made in the image of our Creator:
1) To Reflect God
Having made you in His image, His reflection must be seen in you by the people around you. Your lifestyle must point others to Jesus Christ who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
2) To Represent God
You are His ambassador. Wherever you are, wherever you go, and whatever you do, God’s Presence and His principles must be represented. God wants to love, give, forgive, help, bless through you. God’s expression of His greatness and glory can be seen in and through you.
3) To Reproduce for God
You are made to reproduce for God both in the natural and in the spiritual. When God made Adam and Eve, He had a family with trillions in mind – a family that He would call His very own – the family of God. As a member of God’s spiritual family, you can reproduce for God by sharing the good news of His saving grace with your family, friends, and peers. All people are invited to be a part of the family of God. The response to, “How can I be saved?” is, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved – you and your household.” Acts 16:31. The reproduction continues as we save others to save others for a glorious family of God.
I am made in the image and likeness of God to be His representative of love and power in our world.
Read the Bible in One Year: Deuteronomy 1-2; Mark 10:1-31
#chayil #chayilglory #CHAYIL