Posts Tagged ‘ Image ’

VerseD: Ephesians 6:12

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Ephesians 6:12, ESV

We agar the truth of the Gospel because we are not fighting against people. We are fighting against demonic powers and ideologies with the truth of God to save fellow image-bearers from the earth of God.

VerseD: Psalm 139:23-24

Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

Psalm 139:23‭-‬24, ESV

God knows our hearts and minds, yet He still loves us. If we seek Him, He will make us clean and conform us to be like Jesus.

VerseD: Exodus 20:16

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”
Exodus 20:16, ESV

False witness – lying – is devaluing the person you lie to or about, and it blaspheme their maker, in whose image we are all made.

VerseD: Hebrews 12:11

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
Hebrews 12:11, ESV

God allows and even ordains difficult and evil things to come our way. Sometimes to discipline us when we are wayward in our walk.
Always to grow us more into the image of His Son.

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 13:6

it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
1 Corinthians 13:6, ESV

Lies. Abuse. Theft. Adultery. Dishonor. Idolatry. Envy. Lust.
All of these distort God’s truth.
But love can see past all of these and love the one made in God’s image.

VerseD: Isaiah 64:8

But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.
Isaiah 64:8, ESV

We are made in God’s image by God’s hand. He deserves our praise and obedience.

Choose this day and every day to love and worship Him!

VerseD: Proverbs 10:19

When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
Proverbs 10:19 ESV

We live in a society of blaming, shaming, and excusing (ourselves) without much thought or care for others.

Choose your words wisely. You are God’s image-bearer speaking to fellow image bearers.

VerseD: Exodus 20:16

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”
Exodus 20:16, CSB

Lying about or to someone, failing to defend someone, and falsely reassuring someone (such as saying to a non-Christian everything will be okay …) is slapping the image of God within them in the face.

Lying to a person is attempting to lie to the God of Truth.

VerseD: Proverbs 15:1

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 15:1, ESV

Be gentle, yet truthful. Do not demean, speak out of turn, or merely complain. You are speaking with a fellow image bearer of God.

VerseD: Genesis 1:27

God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Genesis 1:27, NASB

We have been made to be creative and with the ability to do good things. Seek after the One who made us in His image to develop that image in us.