“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness…..So God created man in His Own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them, then God blessed them…..” (Gen. 1:26a, 27, 28a)
Hi… “g’day” to you there.
No, I’m not Australian but I like the way they say “good day”.
By the way, there is one thing I didn’t tell you earlier, but you probably found out already: This Marco’s grammar is not that good (I know). Let me explain: I was never formally educated in English. I was born and raised in Cuba, came to the USA when I was 25, and tried to do my best to study and learn English on my own while raising our family. Now you’ll say “well, you didn’t do a very good job”…..I know….. sorry!. But one thing is true: what you see (read) is what you get…..honestly…..this is me warts and all, without editing. And I hope this doesn’t turn you totally off, please…..not now, because it’s not my faults and excuses that I want to present, but only what God has so graciously written to us from the start.
Now that you know , let’ get to business; get focused and try to hit the target, because if you would trust what God said in Genesis 1, you’ll have no trouble in believing things like “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son (JESUS) that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life, for God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” (John 3:16; NIV)
The image of God that man was created to have and enjoy, was destroyed the very instant that man disobeyed God and tried to become (a) god himself as he believed the lie of the devil, ate the forbidden fruit and died spiritually. There was only one way to restore that image in man, and that was, by God the Son (JESUS, who is included in the “OUR” of Gen. 1:26-28) to come from heaven to earth and pay for our sin by dying on the cross, and be risen from the dead that all who would repent of their sin (rebellion against God), and believe in what Christ did, will be redeemed (restored to original) and live ( John 3:16,17, John 14:6 etc.). That shows us what great value God has placed upon you. It cost the life of His Son. Why would anybody reject His gift of grace?. NOT YOU, I pray. From your heart mean this to God: “Please, be merciful to me, a sinner. I repent of my sin, and receive Jesus as my Savior now.”. Please, let us know if you did this, we will thank you and send you some good stuff free for you to enjoy.
Catch U next time.