Made in the Image of God

ImagoDei

Yesterday, we looked at a whole bunch of verses about the way the God sees you. Truth be told, that list could have gone on for a long time. But there is one passage that I believe captures, even more than any of those, the way God sees us. He sees us as his image-bearers.

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

            So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.

And God blessed them (Gen 1:26-28).

Three times in two verses we read that God made humans, male and female, in his own image. And a fourth reference says “after our likeness,” with likeness meaning the same thing. We are the pinnacle of creation, the climax of God’s creative work, because, unlike anything else in that creation, we bear his image. What does that mean? Stay tuned. But for now, exalt in this:

Who I really am is the image of God. And so are you.

 

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