JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “What does it mean to be made in God’s image?”
In Genesis 1:26, God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air.”
Here we see the creation of humans set apart from the animal kingdom. Humans have been uniquely made in God’s image.
That reflection was marred in a moral sense when sin entered the human race, but according to James 3:9, humans are still being made in God’s likeness.
There are several ways in which we are made in God’s likeness. God communicated when He created us. And we have the capacity to communicate by putting our thoughts into words.
God also gave us the capacity to reason. In Isaiah 1:18, He says to humans, “Let us reason together.”
God also gave us the capacity for love. The Bible tells us that God is love, and He also demonstrated His love for us by sending Jesus to the world. First John 4:19 says, “We love because he first loved us.”
These are some of the ways we are made in God’s image in the Year of Exploration.