Day Two

 

Discovering the original purpose of man

 

Gen 1:26-NIV Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, [b] and over all the creatures that move along the ground."

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

 

Man (male or female) was made in God’s Image

This means that man as a spirit being is an expression of God’s moral and spiritual nature and his attributes make him god-like and place Him above and beyond all earthly creation. In essence, man was created by God in the god-class and was given the responsibility to exercise that quality as God’s agent on earth

 

Let them have dominion over the earth

He did not say let “Us” have dominion over the earth, as that would have given Him legitimate access to the earth without reference to mankind. He actually has given us this authority. Think if you are given the responsibility of caring for a department where you work and the boss who gave you this position never lets you “have dominion.”

God established mankind as the only legal authority one earth, with the power of attorney to act on His behalf. This may be why God has never done anything on earth without the cooperation of human entity and was ultimately the reason for the necessity of His entrance into the Human Race as a man – Jesus-the man-made Christ-the God-legal on earth. This is the power mankind has on earth.

 

This statement “let them have dominion” leaves no doubt as to what motivated His creating man and His expectation to man’s behaviour. It also establishes man’s assignment and the standard of success for his existence.

 

Prayer

Thank God for this awesome responsibility and inquire of Him how we are to……………………………