Scripture Read: Genesis 1 - 2
Title: Created in God's Image
(H) Highlight verse:: "So God created man in his own image - in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them." Genesis 1:27-28a
(E) Explain: Genesis is the account of beginnings. It highlights the beginnings of creation (universe), humanity (male and female), the earth, relationships (marriage) and more. In these chapters we read about the great thought, care and detail that God puts into creating all things.
The author mentions three times in Genesis 1:27 that God created humanity, and twice it is mentioned that humanity was created in his image. I think the author wants us to know and understand this. Maybe we should take note of this?
(A) Application: I am blessed because I am created in God's image. God has breathed life into humanity. We have the breathe of God (spirit) in us. God created us in his image and blesses us continually. May I be continually reminded that God's presence is with me and no matter the circumstances I face, I am blessed.
(R) Respond: Lord, help me to be reminded that I am created and blessed by you. May I live my life in your presence and be sustained by your spirit daily.
Jeff has been in full-time ministry for thirty years. He currently serves as Executive Director at Anchor House Ministry at SeaPort Manatee in Palmetto, FL and he is a part-time Campus Pastor at West Bradenton Southside in Bradenton, Florida.
Jeff Has authored A Lent Devotional (A Spiritual Journey to Lent) an Advent Devotional (The Advent of Jesus) and a devotional on the book of James (James: Where Faith and Life Meet). All three are available on Amazon.
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