Image Bearers

As Christians,We are called to be the image of the invisible God. Not in actual looks but in character. The bible is very vague on the looks of God/Jesus but very specific on His character. We each have our own images and models of who we would like to be. Our models exert tremendous control over our lives, often more than our morals. We must examine who our models are and ask: do they conform to the image of Christ? Paul prays for the Christians that they may receive knowledge and all discernment so they can “approve what is excellent” (Philippians 1:9,10). We are tempted to let Hollywood,Nashville, magazines and Wall Street construct our models for us. God redeems us and calls us to be conformed to the image of his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:28,29).
We are called to be “Image Bearers”
“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (Ephesians 5:1,2)
Our identity needs to be founded on Christ and on the Godly character which Christ exemplifies; not on the mish-mash of attributes and qualities that comes from the “world” and that appeal to our “flesh.”

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