Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
I want you to think with me today – I want us to think about these words, So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him, male and female created He them. (Genesis 1:27)
Now the Bible makes clear that when Adam sinned and rebelled, the image of God within him was marred, but there is plenty of evidence that man in a flawed and distorted way, still reflects aspects of that image.
One of the more obvious ways that is apparent is in man’s own insatiable drive to create. God is a Creator, and man seems to have a built in drive to do the same. And that is not surprising, because we were created to reflect His glory. So we create – and every building or bridge or structure that has ever been built, and every machine that has ever been invented, and every painting that has ever been painted and every symphony that has ever been composed, and every book that has ever been written – All the architecture and all the technology and all the achievements are a reflection of God’s own creativity.
Animals don’t create – they assemble whatever it is that they have been programmed to assemble, but man imagines, he dreams and he produces just like his Creator. And man will live forever as well – in heaven with his Creator or in hell – separated forever. So the next time you marvel at man’s creativity, just think about that.
Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.