You are God's Image!PDFPrintE-mail
The Word
Written by Jacob Chacko Kallara  
Sunday, 25 July 2010 20:39

"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." " - Genesis 1 V26

"...Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's." - Matthew 22 V21

I heard this illustration from Ravi Zacharias and I found it very interesting. The Lord Jesus gave a very interesting answers to those who came to Him with the question about paying taxes, to trap Him. The Lord Jesus perceiving their wickedness told the Pharisees to render to Caesar that which is Caesar and to God that which is God's. Though it was not asked by the Pharisees "What belongs to God?", let us ask this question to our own heart. Actually God created man in His own image and just like the coin that was brought to Jesus had Caesar's image inscribed on it, we have God's image inscribed on us and hence our body and soul is sacred. We were created for the glory of God but when we sin, we defile our heart and we are no longer worthy to have His image on us. But now Christ died for us that we may always have His image on us. All who believe in the name of the Lord Jesus and trust Him as their personal Saviour and Lord are new creature and we reflect the image of Christ after we are born again in the Spirit. Praise the Lord for the wonderful gift of salvation and now we belong to God

"And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work." - Jesus Christ