As we enter this New Year there is one absolute truth from the bible that all God’s children must take to their heart. That is the knowledge that all of us are made in the likeness and image of God. Genesis 1:26 says, “Let us make people in our image, to be like ourselves.” Just a little side note to observe; this verse relates to the plural our image. This could be a reference to the trinity of God, Son and the Holy Spirit. We read in Genesis 1:2 “The Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” The image we reflect is that of God our creator of heaven and earth, Jesus the saviour of souls and the Holy Spirit that lives within each one of us so we can reflect this image to the world.
There is no special status attached to this truth. There are no deeds good enough that help us with this image. It isn’t about the select few specially chosen to reflect this image. God quite simply says, “Let us make people in our image.” Are you grasping this magnificent truth? God is talking about you and me. Made in the image of the Trinity.
Never allow man to make you feel inferior, or less of a person than you really are. God says otherwise and wants the very best for your life. This is why it is so important for God, to let us know that we are so worthy in his sight. The one major thing that holds Christians back from moving forward into the fullness of Christ, is one of self worth issues. People that I have met through my work with Christians Against Poverty are hindered by their pasts, by damaging remarks from so called friends and circumstances which they find themselves in, which society calls failure. Thank goodness that God sees us so very differently. Knowing that we are made in God’s image and therefore sharing many of his characteristics provides a solid basis for self worth.
Human worth therefore is not based on possessions, achievements and physical attraction, but based on Being made in God’s image.
Remember that everyone one of us is Worthy of Self Worth
Let me give you three very good reasons for knowing you are worthy
- Helps you to absolutely adore and love your God
- Know your God with a loving personal relationship
- To make a valuable contribution to those around you
“Don’t dwell on those who let you downCherish those who hold you up”