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“Let us make man in Our image…”

June 29, 2013

Genesis 1:26-31

26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

29 And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. 30 Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food”; and it was so.31 Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

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There are so many powerful and beautiful gems in this passage. Many of these are controversial, and even bring tons of skepticism. However for those of us that believe we were not only created by God, but created in God’s image, please re-read the verse above and enjoy the magnificence, awe and dynamics of this final step in creation.

God is Spirit and therefore probably does not have a body like ours. We are created in the image of God in the sense that we look, listen, feel. We have a conscience, we have free will, and we have emotion. We also have a Spirit just as God is Spirit.

God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are three in one, verse 26 shows us that. God was not speaking to angels because nowhere in scripture are we referenced to being in the image of angels. We also know that from John 1:1-3 we have the picture of who was with God:

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

Father and Son where there together in the beginning, this passage is all about Jesus and verse 3 says “All things were made through Him“. That is so amazing, that all things were made through Jesus.

Then remember in Genesis 1:2:

and the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters”,

Father, Son, and Spirit are three in one, they were there in the beginning and they will be there in the end.

Just as Revelation 1:8 says:

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

There should be no doubt in your mind that the order of creation was by design. It is no accident that man was created last. God is giving us an illustration that all things were truly created for us. God’s beautiful creation was created for us to not only have dominion over but to enjoy the magnificence and beauty of everything around us.

But remember that the Creator is to be worshiped, not the Creation.

 

Thank you to Blue Letter Bible commentary by David Guzik.

For Entire Creation Series.

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14 Comments
  1. Amen! Hope you are well and your friend who is losing his sight is doing well too! Prayers are with you both! 🙂

    • Thank you brother steve i really appreciate it. I havent been able to get in contact with him i need to though im worried about his heart and strength to move forward. Thanks for praying for him his name is russell and he does not know the Lord…yet, hopefully!

  2. Mike Sands permalink

    Amen brother K!!! We ARE created in the image of God. Such an amazing thing when you think about it. Hope all is well.

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