Day 2: CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD
To remember that we have been CREATED by God is a truth that can change how we live each day of our lives. The implications of this reality have the potential to impact how we see ourselves, how we see others, and how we see God.
But the Scriptures teach us that we weren’t just created by God. We were also created in the IMAGE of God.
Of everything else that God created, nothing other than humankind was created in His image. Light. Water. Land. Sun. Moon. Stars. Birds. Fish. Even the Duck-Billed Platypus. You’ve gotta admit, God made some really cool stuff.
Still, after creating everything else, “God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Psalm 100:3 says,
“Know that the Lord is God.
It is He who made us, and we are His;
we are His people, the sheep of his pasture.”
As you read today, consider this: What do you think it means to be an image-bearer?
How would your daily life be different if you took time every day to dwell on the truth that you were created in the IMAGE of God?
What do you think it means to be an image-bearer?
Remember: Everybody else you see today (and everyday) was also created to be an image-bearer.
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
Read: Genesis 3-4
Reflect: What did you H.E.A.R. from God today? HEAR Bible Study Method
Heavenly Father, today I thank You for the wonderful reminder that not only was I created by You, but that You also created me in Your image. It’s easy for me to think, “I am nothing. I’m not significant. I don’t have any real purpose,” but you reveal to me in Your Word that I was created in Your image, and that I have a unique purpose. I have been invited to reflect the glory of You in everything I say and do. I worship You today for providing me this amazing opportunity to be an image-bearer of who You are. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.