Wednesday, May 1, 2013
This is what God intended all along...
Check this out:
Genesis 1:28 ~ “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion"
Colossians 1:5,6 ~ "the word of the truth, the gospel, which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing"
Colossians 1:10 ~ "bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God"
In the first reference, God is commanding humanity (at the time of creation) to bear fruit and increase.
In the second reference, the gospel (which brings about the new creation) is now bearing fruit and increasing.
In the third reference (a prayer for God's people), we are once again bearing fruit and increasing; bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.
What a great progression. What is said about humanity is then said about the gospel and is then said about the people in whose lives and hearts the gospel is at work.
In the re-created humanity of the church, God is doing exactly that which he always intended... He's reaping a rich harvest of image-bearers who will revel and flourish before him.
Come to Jesus Christ and become who you were made to be. Become truly human.
All through the power of the gospel and the grace of the Savior.