24 August 2022
God created mankind with a purpose and a destiny. When we go back to the beginning we see that when God made man, He gave us at least four things.
1. Identity — God made mankind like Him, created in His image.
2. Authority — God gave mankind dominion over the earth and everything on it.
3. Purpose — God gave mankind work in tending to the needs of the Garden of Eden.
4. Blessing — God equipped mankind to be successful with His blessing to be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth.
When you believed in Jesus, God restored all of these things back to you. Now you have a responsibility to learn what each of these truly are for your own life and how they point to your own destiny. Discovering them is one of the most powerful benefits of studying the Bible. As you do, you will find that your life fills with purpose and significance. Then you will look forward to getting out of bed in the morning because each new day is an exciting adventure just waiting to unfold.
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”— Genesis 1:26 (MEV)