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Monday, October 1, 2012

Crowned with Glory and Honor...


I am currently doing a study on Genesis and also preparing to write my thesis on what it means to be created in the image of God. As I was studying and reading these two verses the lines highlighted really stood out to me. Being created in the image of God is a bigger deal than we often believe. God created us lower than the angels, but crowned us with glory and honor. He said the same of Christ when he descended on earth. Soak that up and think on that. Often we take for granted the beauty of how we were created and the power we have in God through Christ. There was no other way to be justified but through a perfect human sacrafice for our sake. We often make excuses like those in Exodus 32 for the way we behave, but in reality God's glory is in front of us and he has even crowned us with his glory and honor. We must not lose sight of the awesome and holy God we serve. We must fight to know WHO WE ARE and WHO WE SERVE! We must look to the Lord to grow us in understanding of what it means to be created in His image!

Psalm 8:4-9
which you have set in place,

4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?
5 You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.
6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:
7 all flocks and herds,
and the animals of the wild,
8 the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.
9 Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Hebrews 2:6-9

6 But there is a place where someone has testified:
“What is mankind that you are mindful of them,
a son of man that you care for him?
7 You made them a little lower than the angels;
you crowned them with glory and honor
8 and put everything under their feet.”
In putting everything under them,God left nothing that is not subject to them. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to them. 9 But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

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