Thoughts from Genesis
All God’s creation was focused on life. He recovered the earth, created man, and produced all kinds of life for the purpose of expressing Himself and dealing with His enemy.
Genesis 1:26 says, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…” Here we find two things—the image and the likeness. All of the good Bible students agree that the image refers to something inward and the likeness refers to something outward. We all have something inward—the intellect, the will, and the emotion. Outwardly, we have the likeness, the body-form.
Why was man made in the image of Christ? Because God’s intention was that someday Christ would enter into man and be expressed through man.