Re: Verse reading–Genesis 1:26-28; 2:18-25 (day four)
Whether it is carpentry, or sewing, or manufacturing…patterns are important! For instance, when you need to cut multiple boards exactly the same, you use a pattern…a board that is cut to precisely the correct dimensions. Then, the pattern is used to mark all of the following boards. You never cut one, then use that one to mark the next, and then that one to cut the next. Errors are compounded unless you go back always to the pattern.
Verse 27 says, “And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” God used Himself as the pattern for man. The world rejects the precept of God the Creator…especially God the Creator and Pattern. If He is acknowledged as these, then obedience and submission would be required. In rejecting the pattern, the world rejects any mandate for devotion and homage. How about us? Do our lives closely correspond to the pattern or image that we were created in?