Daily Devotional – God Created His Own Image

By on January 22, 2021
Daily devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from Genesis 1:26-31. So far in creation, God has perfectly created everything in the universe. Then He created His “mini-me” to rule on His behalf on the earth. God looked at His creation and was glad to have His image walking among His creation.

“Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

27 So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

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28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.

31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.”

God gave humans dominion on earth

The final part of God’s creation was to create the purpose of it all. God, from the beginning, wanted to create humans for fellowship and community. He had created all the earth and universe so that we, God’s children would fill the earth.

Created in His image, we humans would take on God’s character. He wanted us to create and love as He had. He wanted us to crave His presence and fellowship.

Instead, pride, selfishness, and greed took root in the hearts of Adam and Eve. They chose not to submit to God in love and honor but wanted to run the world according to what would benefit them. They had been given rule and dominion, but that was not enough for them.

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you, Father God, that You created this earth for the greatest creation of all, your image. So often we try to do things in our own efforts outside of Your order. I submit myself before You today and ask that You lead.  

In Jesus Name,

Amen

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Daily Devotional – God Created His Own Image