Re: Verse reading–Genesis 1:26-31; Romans 5:1-11 (day four)  “God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good.”  God’s creation was good…for just a short time.  It did not take long for sin to enter the world.  Then, the rest of history has been God’s working to bring about the redemption of man.  We were created in God’s image and only after Christ came to redeem mankind, could we again have a relationship with God.  Once God has poured His love into us through the Holy Spirit, we are able now to seek to become more like Christ.  A lot of big words describing the character of Christ…perseverance, character, hope, atonement, redemption, reconciliation…we are once more being created into the image of God through His Son Jesus Christ.  We could not restore the relationship with God ourselves…it was only through the work of Jesus.  He is our only hope.  A relationship with our Creator God?  Absolutely…but only through Christ!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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