Genesis 1:26-28 (NKJV) 26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.” My friends, whose image? Elohim’s image; God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. So, Elohim created man and gave him dominion over the earth. “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” God will fill in the details of how He created man and woman in the next chapter. It is interesting to note that God only gives the details of how He created man and woman and nothing else about creation. Why? It is because this record of creation was written for us. God wants us to know about our origin. God wants us to pay attention about our own creation and not speculate about the rest of Creation. So, what is that God wants us to know about our own creation? We are told that “God created man in His own image.” Yes, man is physically and mentally and spiritually a being as God is a Triune Godhead. But it is more than that; man is a personality, and as a personality we are self-conscious, and therefore we make our own decisions. And so, when it comes to John 3:16, we have to make a decision. We either accept Christ or we reject Him. This is the choice that we have to make individually. This is an important part of the creation of man, and God wants us to understand that we have a choice. “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible” (Hebrews 11:3 NKJV). God created all of Creation out of nothing, it did not exist before. God created, and He is the Creator. By faith we believe. This is the tremendous revelation that we are given here. “He created him; male and female He created them.” God created man and woman so that they would be married and have children. This is a wonderful and glorious truth about the creation of man. And it is not to be made into a dirty, filthy, slimy thing as man has made it to be in our day. God never intended for sex to be abused in any way. God created man in His image. And in doing so God gave man a self-consciousness, we have the power of free choice, and we have a distinct moral responsibility. My friends, we have a lot of choices to make in life, but the most important one concerns the Lord Jesus Christ. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 NKJV).
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.