Image-Bearers of God.

Series: What Now? | Week 1: What Now?

Genesis 1:27 and 31, 11:4, 8-9 and 12:1-2
“So God created human beings in His own image. In the image of God He created them; male and female He created them. . . Then God looked over all He had made, and He saw that it was very good!”

“Then they [human beings] said, ‘Come, let’s build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches into the sky. This will make us famous and keep us from being scattered all over the world.’. . . [But] the Lord scattered them all over the world, and they stopped building the city. That is why the city was called Babel, because that is where the Lord confused the people with different languages. In this way He scattered them all over the world.”

“The Lord had said to Abram, ‘. .I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. . .All the people on earth will be blessed through you.’” 

In the very beginning, God created human beings in His own image. Humanity is His most cherished creation! But, also from the very beginning, human beings have sinfully and collectively rebelled against God resulting in God scattering languages, cultures and ethnicities at the tower of Babel. One chapter later, God set about the work of reunification through Abraham. Through him (ultimately, Jesus), all the people of the earth would be blessed.

Respond in Prayer
Spend a few minutes with God right now reflecting on these questions: As you think about your daily life, how can you better see those you interact with as fellow image-bearers of God? Who is hard to view as a fellow image-bearer? How are you being a good steward of the power God gives you as His image-bearer? For further learning: See this Bible Project video on what it means to be an image-bearer of God.

For Families with Kids at Home 
Today, engage with your kids in a conversation about how God created a beautiful world full of differences. For tips on how to talk with your kids about racism, check out this article from Parent Cue

What Now?