Created in His Image

One Biblical motivation for doing justice is to look to the beginning of the Bible, to the creation, where Genesis 1:26-27 tells us: ‘So God created man in his own image.’ What does being an ‘image’ mean? It conveys the idea of being a work of art or of great craftsmanship. Human beings are not accidents, but creations. Without a belief in creation, we are forced to face the implication that ultimately there is no good reason to treat human beings as having dignity.   

Timothy Keller in
“Generous Justice” 


My prayer this week: Thank you, Lord, that I am not an accident. I am, instead, an image-bearer of YOU! My Creator and King. Help me, today and always, treat all people with dignity and respect … for all of humanity bears your likeness, and every soul is loved by you.