May 18, 2019
“He looks just like you!” How many times has a father heard that said of one is own children and felt his chest fill with pride? And God, our Heavenly Father is no different. He receives great joy when His children reflect His character and live out their lives in such a way that they bear His divine image. And in 2 Peter 1:3-4, the apostle reminds us that God has provided us with everything we need to do just that. We share His divine nature. We have His Holy Spirit dwelling within us, and the righteousness of Christ imputed to us. So, we have no excuse if we fail to live godly lives. God has set us apart as His own, provided us with the power to live holy lives, and assigned us the task to bear His image in a world mired in and marred by sin. Adam and Eve lost their image-bearing capacity when they sinned. But, because of our faith in Christ, we are able to reflect His glory because we share His divine nature.