Gen 1:27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them
The book of Genesis opens with God forming this amazing world and His most beautiful creation, us! Everything was perfect for a while, until Eve believed the lies of the devil and ate the forbidden fruit, and Adam willingly followed suit. At this point sin entered the world and they became separated from God. Because of this disobedience, descendants of Adam (you and I) are born with sin in our nature. The world around us, God’s precious creation, is corrupted by sin.
But God had a plan to rescue and redeem us! In Genesis 3:15 God made a covenant with man that one day He would send a Saviour “the seed of a woman,” to defeat the enemy and rescue His people. That Saviour was Jesus Christ, who died on the cross and rose again to save God’s people from their sins.
As you go about your daily life, remember that you are God’s creation, that in your sin you are imperfect, and that Jesus has paid your debt for you so that you can stand before the Lord unblemished. In light of this, let your thankfulness to God affect your thoughts, actions and attitudes. Consider the lost, and how you can communicate God’s eternal plan to them this week.