Discipleship | Lesson 2 | Devotion 2
Genesis 1:26-27 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
There are many ways that we can find out about someone in today’s culture. One of those ways is by viewing a profile of the person. Sometimes this is on a social media website or a job application or even a picture. Whatever form it may, we can spend a lot of time finding out the smallest details through a profile.
Did you know that God has a profile as well? You can learn about His actions and His attributes. You can learn about His love and His power. You can even learn about the His plan for your life like we mentioned in yesterday’s devotional. His profile can be seen in the pages of Scripture.
Because we are created in the image of God, when we learn more of Him, we are learning more about ourselves as well. We are learning where we do not line up with God or we are learning what we need to work on in our lives. The Bible actually refers to itself as a mirror or glass for us to see ourselves.
James 1:23-25 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
Just as you would never walk away from a mirror with something wrong in your appearance so you should never walk away from the mirror of God’s Word with something wrong in your life. As you continue to maintain the discipline of reading God’s Word, allow it to be a mirror that you can use to correct the things God wants you to. The Bible is the only book that promises to work on every aspect your life.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.