Genesis 1:26-28 teaches us that we are made in the image of God. This is the most important feature that distinguishes humans from all other life. As God’s image bearers we are created to reflect his image, reigning over the earth. The theology and practical applications encompassing this doctrine are astoundingly profound. Supernaturally, God’s image is perfected in us through Jesus Christ, as we are transformed from one degree of glory into another (Hebrews 1:3, 2 Corinthians 3:18). Indeed, this is God’s plan for humankind—and believing this secures the formation of our self-worth. PhD candidate Dallas Vandiver teaches that we should see ourselves as, “little kings and queens”—mirrors of God. Embracing this doctrine within the context of Holy Scripture, we can begin to realize our purpose in all of life. I highly recommend listening to Vandiver’s sermon, The Image of God, given at Bethany Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Just follow this link to listen.
Source: Vandiver, Dallas. “The Image of God.” Bethany Baptist Church, audio file, 39:35. Accessed January 20, 2017. Available from http://www.bethanylouisville.com/past-sermons/the-image-of-god/; Internet.