Words from the Heart for Wednesday January 31st, 2018

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

Genesis 1:26 (NIV)

In His Image

The creation of mankind was the Lord’s crowning creation. It is humans alone who are said by God to be “in our image.” When the Lord created the first human being He also gave dominion to mankind over all other creatures. We stand in awe at who He says we are.

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At the foundation of the Gospel is the uniqueness of human beings in God’s creation. The world teaches that men and women are simply a part of the animal kingdom, the top of the pecking order in the animal kingdom, but basically no different, and therefore having no greater value, than anything else in that kingdom. It is a worldview that ultimately leaves no hope – we are simply a product of chance and have no eternal value. What a contrast to what the Bible teaches. Genesis 1:27 tells us: “Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” Mankind is unique in God’s creation because we bear the image of God. We alone are self-aware and ponder things of beauty and eternity. We alone seek after our Creator and are aware of life beyond the grave. In this and many other ways we bear the image of our Creator. How are you reflecting Him today?

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley”

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley