Image Bearers of God (Genesis 1:26-28)


Genesis Chapter One, versus Twenty Six through twenty eight. then. God said, let us make man in our image after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the scene over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock 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 bless them. And God said to them be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it. And Have Dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth. these verses are. Breathtaking awe inducing. humbling. Sobering encouraging just think God is created a you. And me in his image. What does that mean you and are created in a sense like God? Obviously, we are not God we are not little gods, but we are created. In such a way that we have the capacity to relate to God. To, be in relationship with God in a way that trees and. Oceans and mountains and animals cannot you and I are created uniquely in God's image with the capacity to know him. Enjoy him relate to him, walk with him, worship him and end this, and it's not just you and me it's every single person created with equal dignity. With. Equal beauty in this way in the image of God. Oh, there's so much that flows from this but as we think about presidential election and all of the discussions and debates about and from political candidates and parties. There is a tendency. To miss this reality and to speak about others to think about others to relate to others in ways that betray this glorious reality from the very beginning, and we are compelled by these verses to treat all people think about all people speak to all people about all people with dignity. Image bearers of God. So pray for that. Even as we think about all the personalities in this election, as we think about leaders of different parties. As, we think about other people around us who we know who may have different opinions or convictions than us. Even non-believing friends family members co workers whose ideas are totally contrary to God's word who aren't even thinking through. Your word who are. Actively. Rebelling against you God. We pray that is we think about every Hurson, every hearse analogy around us who we know we don't know who we see on the news we see reporting the news help us to see everyone. As. wonderfully created in your image and to honor just like I peter chapter two verse, Seventeen says to honor everyone. and. Got We pray for that across our country Alba's to honor people with equal dignity. And all that. That means God please help us. In this way we pray for political candidates to honor all people with dignity as image bearers of God for Party leaders. In God we pray for this and the church even just so. God over how even in the church during these days, there can be such divisions speaking. Talking to about people in ways that don't celebrate the beauty of what it means for each other remade in your image. God help us to honor everyone around us and the process to point them to you as their Creator to point people to you as their designer to point people to you is the one who has made them to enjoy you and walk with you and worship you gotta repay. You'd help us to love an honor people well as we point them to you as the one who has made them wonderfully got a repay for this in our hearts and we pray for this in the hearts of people around us Oh God. We pray for this in each one of our hearts help us to live and perceive everybody we see in view of Genesis, chapter one versus Twenty Six through twenty eight. In. Jesus name we, pray. Amen

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