Who Will You Resemble?

“And Adam lived one hundred and thirty years, and begot a son in his own likeness, after his image…”

Genesis 5:3

Ponder This

Did you know you’ve never really seen a man? Well, you have, but not the way man was originally created. Suppose you’d never seen a railroad train, and I showed you a train that’s been wrecked with all the twisted metal on the tracks. Have you seen a train? Not really—you’ve seen a train wreck.

Likewise, with people. We talk about being “made in the image of God,” but after mankind fell in Genesis 3, we find we’re made in the image of Adam. Adam was created in the image of God, but that image was wrecked and spoiled by the fall. Adam brought forth a son in his image.

But, oh, what a change there’s going to be someday when we become what our Lord made us to be.

Practice This

One of the sweetest verses in the Bible says, “And as we have borne the image of the man of dust [Adam] we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man [Jesus]” (1 Corinthians 15:49). Take heart, friend. We’re going to be like Him, the second Adam, the last Adam, Jesus Christ from above. We’ve borne the image of the earthly long enough. We’re going to bear the image of the heavenly. We’re going to be like the Lord Himself.