Do you ever wonder, What exactly does it mean that we are made in God’s image? God created a perfect world, and He created man perfect in His own image. For reasons we cannot understand, God allowed sin to both mar His creation and distort His image in man. But all through the Bible we see that God has always had a plan to restore and “upgrade” man’s likeness to God. The apostle Paul stated it this way: “Those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son” (Romans 8:29).
God’s plan is to make those who are His own into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. So, as it was at creation, God’s people will once again possess the image of God in all its glory.
Of all God’s creation, only mankind was created in His image. Because you bear God’s image, He has a claim on your life. Rejoice in your relationship with God. Embrace your likeness to Him. And purpose to learn more about your Creator. Begin today by taking time to worship Him. Ccommit yourself to gladly living in a way that reflects His image.
Drawn from The 50 Most Important Teachings of the Bible by Jim George. This helpful resource highlights key teachings every believer should know. With great clarity and simplicity, this book focuses on the most essential elements of the faith that’ll strengthen and encourage you!