The Image of God

Last night in Bible Study we discussed Genesis 1:28 “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.” NKJ

As we were discussing the various possible meanings of “the image of God” a brand new thought came to me.  Perhaps it should be connected with the phrase “have dominion over”?

We recognize that God is Lord over all, and that he is a benevolent lord.  He watches over, takes care of, and is concerned with, everything in this world.

Perhaps being made in the image of God means that we are to watch over, take care of and be concerned with,  all things within our scope of influence?

We should care about other people,animals, and all creation;  not simply try to get ahead for ourselves.  Maybe when we care for other people and other things, we are mirroring the image of God.

Just a thought…

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2 Responses to “The Image of God”

  1. jacileigh Says:

    Couldn’t agree more. Kind of funny that our blogs were closely related. Mine was solely about creativity and “gifts” from God. But I think often times people dismiss things they are good at and don’t acknowledge them as gifts. I think having a heart of service and taking action to serve others daily is a great gift. It shouldn’t be to get ahead or or social status, but should come simply from the love for others as God loves us!

    • Pastor Curt Says:

      We should be able to be fulfilled by completing the service that God has ordained for us. I certainly know that we appreciate people at the church who have the gift of “helps”.

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