“He’s the spitting image of his dad.” If we know the dad, we know right away what the son is like.
Do you know that you might be compared to God?
The Bible tells us something very special about the first people God created. He said, “Let us make man in our image” (Genesis 1:26).
Can you draw a picture of this “image” of God? Hardly! Remember, “God is spirit” (John 4:24). He doesn’t have hair or bones, arms or legs. Don’t jump to the pictures of Jesus that some artist has drawn for you. Jesus took on our characteristics; not the other way around.
The Bible tells us what the “image of God” is. It says that Christians “have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of his Creator” (Colossians 3:10).
Before Adam and Eve sinned, they didn’t need to be renewed because they were already new. They were holy. They had the “image of God.” They were God’s special people.
Tragically, Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s loving command. Thus, they lost his image. Their perfection, their holiness, was gone.
Graciously, God promised to send a Savior to take their place and to pay for their sin. By believing that promise, Adam and Eve’s relationship to God was restored.
Wouldn’t it be great to be in the “image of God” once again?
Guess what! By believing God’s words and promises about the Savior Jesus Christ, all people have the same benefits as Adam and Eve.
God’s apostle writes, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone; the new has come” (1 Corinthians 5:17).
How special God’s people are! Through Jesus Christ they are a “spitting image” of God.