So God created man

Genesis 1:27, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

God created man! It’s hard to describe the image and person of God, but we know that He has reason, emotions and will. The Bible tells us that God is the Supreme Intelligence. He thinks (Isaiah 55:8), He plans and He creates. A human being has a limited reasoning and intelligence. Humans have the ability to make decisions, to learn a foreign language, to understand communication and technology, etc. However, we receive them all from the Creator. We begin to understand the purpose in life when we know ourselves and we know God, and we realize that the intellect is given by Him–He has an intellect too. In the Bible, we see how God feels love (Deuteronomy 7:7-8, Isaiah 63:9, 1 John 4:16), joy (Zephaniah 3:17), hate (Proverbs 6:16) and peace (Philippians 4:7).

Our ability to feel and share emotions is a gift from God. We are full of emotions when we express our love for God (Ephesians 3:17-19).God created us to enjoy our lives with our family, in relationships with friends, in art, in music and literature.He wants us to enjoy His person and His work.People must hate evil and must experience the peace that comes from trusting in the love and care of God.How do you respond to the Lord through your emotions?If you feel drained of power and deficient i in your expression, will you ask the Lord to sanctify your emotions as you change more into His likeness?Will you ask for strength and help from Him?

Personality includes reasoning, emotions and will. The will and the power to do good come from God. God gave man free will. Man has free will to choose to listen to God or not, to choose to believe or reject faith. Because of the fallen human nature, we turn our back on God until the Holy Spirit convinces us of the truth of the Scriptures and draws us to the Father. How do you develop and exercise your will? Are you attracted to your carnal desires, or do you let the Word of God influence you on a regular basis? The Word of God can be alive and active in your life; the Word can give joy and peace, healing and refreshment.

Enjoy all that God has given you!


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