This post is inspired by a small group discussion at my school’s IVC.
So our group was talking about the image of God in relation to us as human beings and it totally blew my mind so I thought i’d share.
God created us in His image, and His plan was for us to live in and like His image, right?
So now if we look at Genesis where God calls out for Adam saying “Adam where are you?”
Why do you think He asked Adam that? Don’t you think God should have already known where Adam was? I mean He is GOD.
Well no, what we realized is that God asked “Adam, where are you?” because he could no longer recognize Adam because of Adams sin! Moreover, the image of God-which Adam was meant to be reflecting– became distorted!!
Now if you look at modern day society, we are so far in the game of sin and that passage shows us that what we need to do is clean up our image and try to be more like God and reflect a clearer picture of His image.
How do we do this? We do this by living like Christ: the Son of God. That is the only way God can recognize us, we need to be a better reflection of God, that’s the only way He can recognize us as His children…
Then the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9 NLT)
So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27 NLT)