Theology Tuesday: The Image of God

Anthony A. Hoekema in his book Created in God’s Image (pg. 22) said:

We must learn to know what the image of God is by looking at Jesus Christ. What must therefore be at the center of the image of God is not characteristics like the ability to reason or the ability to make decisions…but rather that which was central in the life of Christ: love for God and love for man.

All human life is precious because all human life is made in the image of God. Every person in your life has inherent worth and dignity because they are created in the image of God.  Tolerance is not enough. The gospel calls us to strong love for others. The image of God is there. Christian eyes see it.

As we start our study of biblical manhood and womanhood this coming Sunday, would you take a moment and refresh your mind in the Word with this truth about God’s image?