The needs of people are an opportunity to reveal and manifest god’s glory, his compassion when jesus heard that, he said, “this sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of god, that the son of god may be glorified through it” (john 11:4) as jesus moved with compassion the power and love of god was revealed. By virtue of creation in the image of god our divine, created purpose is that we should glorify god: that by our very existing, our very being, we are created for his glory this is the deep meaning of creation in the image of god. What is the image of god what is the image of god image of god, part 2 by steve ham on august 15, 2015 the image of god is not our bodies the human body is something that makes the human creaturely, and not necessarily something that constitutes a distinction the son of god stepped into his creation taking on the form of a man.
Creation in the image of god, means that the human creature, distinct from all other creatures, was created with the capacity for godliness [= ‘god-like-ness’] humans were created with the ability, the role and the responsibility, not to be god, but to express the likeness, the reflection, the qualities, of the nature of god. The glory of god the manifestation and revelation of his love the hebrew word for “glory” is kabod it basically means weight in science it would be the mass of an object of matter it is the substance of a person or thing.
It would appear that taking on a human body is part of what has given jesus the ability to relate with human beings rather than it being an attribute of god as a display of his image john tells us that jesus became flesh to show us god’s glory ( john 1:14 . We know this because in genesis 9:6 god said to noah, “whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed for god made man in his own image” in other words, even in a world where sin abounds (with the likes of murder), human beings are still in the image of god. If god is of great and inestimable worth, then human beings made in his image must be of great value, too our dignity is present in creation, but also after the fall into sin in genesis 9:5-6 , god reminds noah that man is made in god’s image.
Does man reflect god’s image conformity damages the spirit of god’s people it is the glory of god to create vast diversity in the natural world around us the restored image of god in man is brought about only by god’s work of re-creation. The restored image of god in man is brought about only by god’s work of re-creation we read in colossians 1:15 and in hebrews 1:3, that the messiah is the true image of the invisible god it is therefore god’s purpose to conform us to the image of his son (rom 8:29.
The importance of being made in the image of god, is probably underestimated by many to understand the word of god as written in scriptures the image of god (mental, moral) is an axiom, a precondition, starting point of reason that overcomes human fallibility of interpretation. Male and female he created them in the image of god download there were hints and pointers in the old testament that marriage was like the relation of god and his people but only when christ came did the mystery of marriage get spelled out in detail as male and female they are to image-forth the glory of god and together as fellow.
The image of god, the dignity of man (102e) genesis 1:26-31 james r davis then god said, 'let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.