Thursday, June 8, 2017

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2017 June 8

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” (Genesis 1:26).

Today’s Morsel:  Many have asked the question as to who was God is talking to when He said, “Let us make man in our image.”  There isn’t anything wrong with asking a question if one is truly looking for an answer.  But if a person is asking a question that he has already made up his mind about, then why ask?  Moses, who is said to be the author of the Pentateuch (first five books of the Bible), writes from the standpoint as God had spoken before when God said, let there be light, etc.  Many are confounded by the word, “us”.  “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”   Who else would be in God’s likeness and image? He’s not speaking to Jesus, because Jesus is God (read 1 Timothy 3:16; John 10:30; John 14:9, John 1:1,14; Colossians 2:8-9).  He’s not talking to the Spirit, because God is the Spirit (read 1 John 5:7; John 4:24).  Therefore, if we look at Proverbs 8:22, we see that Solomon wrote the LORD possessed wisdom in the beginning of his way, before his works of old (emphasis mine).  Wisdom is that image and likeness and what is needed to make man in the image and likeness of God.  We are created in His image and likeness from the beginning.  

Sing:  To be like Jesus, to be like Jesus, on earth I long to be like Him.  All through life’s journey, from earth to glory, I only ask to be like Him.

Thought For Today:  Wisdom is the principle thing, therefore get wisdom.

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