Tuesday, August 28, 2018

In The Image Of God

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."  Genesis 1:27.  That which is created comes from nothing making certain the divine sovereignty of God.  Without God there is no creation.  Man, therefore, is the handiwork of a Creator.  God took the dust which He had created and made man.  Man was created in the likeness of God.  No other creature of creation was created in God's likeness.  So man is superior to all the rest of creation. Man has a soul which is that eternal part of man.  The body of man will return to the dust from which it was taken, but the soul will not cease to be.  As God will always be, so man will always be.  Man was also created with knowledge and understanding.  Man was also created in the righteousness and holiness of God until the fall.  Special to the creation was male and female.  Marriage was to occur and the race was to be reproduced.  So in the very beginning, God puts forth His plan for the continuance of His creation.  As the image of God, we are to honor and please God in all things.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Put Off This Tabernacle

"Knowing that shortly that I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me."  II Peter 1:14.  Humanity has been created for better things than this old world.  We are engaged in a great journey.  We are traveling from here to eternity.  This old earthly pilgrimage will be completed when we put off this earthly tabernacle.  We will move out of this old body into a body like unto the Lord Jesus Christ.  This earthly tent will be discarded for that which is more perfect and forever lasting.  We must all be aware that this will take place shortly in our life.  We know for certainty that this tabernacle grows older with the passing of time.  Soon it will become such that we can no longer live herein.  The years take their toll, and repair is impossible.  So, we know that we must move on.  But, how joyous that will be.  When we discard this old body for that new creation from God, we will shout forever.  An earthly house will be laid aside for a house that is eternal in the heavens.  Praise God for such a hope!

Monday, August 6, 2018

The True Light

"That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.  He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not."  John 1:9-10.  Light is necessary for direction.  Light prevents one from stumbling in the darkness.  Light insures that we are on the right path.  Jesus Christ came to be the Light.  He is the Light that directs our way in a world of darkness.  He is the Light that insures our travel that we are in step with God.  He is the Light that prevents our falling.  As the Light, Jesus drives out the darkness of evil from our soul.  Jesus is the Light house of our life offering a safe guard against the dangers that lurk in the darkness.  Jesus is the Light that guides us safely into the harbor of refuge.  With Jesus as our Light, we are secure and guarded against the dangerous pitfalls of Satan.  But, unlike the world, we must know Him.  Jesus must be our Light that shines in our soul.  Light gives joy and peace.  Such is true with Jesus as our Light.