Devotional – Let There Be

26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” 27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” (Genesis 1:26-28)

In the earlier verses of Genesis chapter one, God said, “Let there be…,” and it was. When we get to verse 26 the scene changes and now God said, “Let us make man in our image.” Now God leaves no doubt in our minds that the triune God is going to be involved in making man not just one of the persons. The verse states that God (the triune God) took the dust of the earth and formed the man. He could have said let there be man and there would have been man just like was done for the plants and animals; man would have been a living, breathing being. But, the word indicates that like a sculptor molds a statue, God molded a man. When he was done molding the man, the word says he breathed into him the breath of life and then man became a living soul. From this we learn that each human being, no matter how the egg was fertilized, is special. As it says in the Psalms, God shapes our inner parts in the womb. That is how special we are to God. He takes interest in the smallest details of our lives and is with us every moment of every day, breathing his breath of life into us.

Nathania McKinney

By Nathania Mckinney


6 thoughts on “Devotional – Let There Be”

  1. Wonderful distinction made in creation of humans. Very personal act of Abba Father, and Jesus and the Spirit. Thank you!

  2. This goes to show that of all creation only man was created for a relationship, a relationship to God. Man was the pinnacle of God’s creation. God could not have a relationship with anything other than Man as only Man was created in God’s image. Loved your Devotional Nathania.

  3. Hi Nathania,

    Thanks for reminding us that our triune God is a relational God who wills to relate to His human creation. We are not just a link in the cosmos, that God said “let there be” but when he made man He said “Let us make man in our image..” and this He did for us not only in a limited physical existence but used that in order to die and to created us all New in His Eternal Son, Jesus Christ!

  4. Thank you sister, for this powerful reminder of who we are in the eyes of our loving Creator.

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