Made in the Image and Likeness of God

Discover How We Are Wonderfully Created in the Image and Likeness of God

image and likeness

 

We are destined to be more than who we think we are.

 

Living in earthly grounds makes it easy for us to be swayed by the ways of the world. Everyone is entitled to judge a person for who he/she is based on limited and biased principles. We are judged by our skin color, our race, and our talents. Yet there is something in ourselves that yearns to achieve more than what the world tells us to do. That there is a certain oneness that connects us with all humanity. This yearning in our hearts goes back to what we are designed to be: we are all made in the image and likeness of God, and we are destined to be in His great kingdom that is in heaven.

 

Genesis 1:26–27 concretizes this point: “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.’ So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”

 

As we were created in the image and likeness of God, we ought to wonder who our Creator is. In truth, God is our Warrior and our Shield. He is an ever-faithful, ever-loving, ever-patient, and ever-forgiving god. His deeds are always for the greater good, and his ways are always perfect. He never makes mistakes, and He never misses. He made the universe and all the creations within it. But among all things that He created, only humans are created in the image and likeness of God. That is how special we are in His eyes.

 

Psalm 139:14 says, “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are Your works,

And that my soul knows very well.” God’s spiritual DNA is in us; thus, we are fearfully and wonderfully made. He planted in us our dreams and provided us the tools to realize our dreams. But sometimes, we fail to realize this fact because we choose to see what is around us, not inside us, where God’s presence lies. We blame ourselves for our shortcomings, forgetting that we are created in the image and likeness of God, that we are made for greater things, and that God never sees us as slaves, but as people who are faultless and blameless.

 

We are made in the image and likeness of God, so the next time you think that you are burdened with all the problems of the world, always know in your heart that you are made to succeed in whatever purposes God calls you to do. Our God-ordained destiny is beyond our present situations. We just need to embrace it as sons and daughters of God. As what Jude 24–25 says,

 

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,
And to present you faultless
Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
To God our Savior,
Who alone is wise,
Be glory and majesty,
Dominion and power,
Both now and forever.
Amen.
 

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