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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Created and Born

Man was created in God's Image, Man is born in Adam's image, We can grieve God's Heart, Genesis
In whose image are you born? 

Don't answer too quickly..... 

You are CREATED in God's image (Genesis 1:27). 

But since the Fall, man has been BORN in Adam's image: "When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image" Genesis 5:3 

Adam's sin distorted God's image in mankind, making us favor sin over righteousness.

Proof of this comes in Genesis 6 when God had to send the Flood so that evil did not overtake all of mankind. 

"The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.  The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled." Genesis 6:5-6 

It breaks my heart to know how our sins grieve God. It gives me joy unspeakable to receive Christ's grace, forgiveness and renewal.  Do you know that joy unspeakable? It's available to all who believe!

copyright 2015, Gail Burton Purath, BiteSizeBibleStudy.com
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Bible Study

1. Sin, rebellion and unbelief trouble the heart of God because they damage us and damage our relationship with Him

Ephesians 4 is a chapter telling us how to live worthy lives, showing that we love God and His purposes for us.  Near the end of the passage, we find the verse below (in 2 different translations): 

Ephesians 4:30: And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. (NIV)

Ephesians 4:30: And do not bring sorrow to God's Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. (NLT)

2. We often underestimate how much God loves us, how much he strives with us before punishing us, and how much we break His heart.

Genesis 6:5-6 (NLT)The Lord observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil. 6 So the Lord was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke his heart.

Psalm 78:40-41: How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness and grieved him in the wasteland! 41 Again and again they put God to the test; they vexed the Holy One of Israel. 

Isaiah 63:10:Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit. So he turned and became their enemy and he himself fought against them. 

Hebrews 10:29: How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?

copyright 2015, Gail Burton Purath, BiteSizeBibleStudy.com 
All Scripture linked, All Scripture NIV unless otherwise noted

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