Summary: A message about being the crown of God's creation. We must choose life.
Crown of God’s Creation
Genesis 1:26-31 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." (27) So God created man in Hisown image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. (28) Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth." (29) And God said, "See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. (30) Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food"; and it was so. (31) Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
Man was the crown of God’s creation. We find that God took special care in creating man.
1. Personally formed by God – trinity Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We are a triune being Body, soul and mind. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and mind.
2. Man in the image of God – We were made perfect.
3. God Breathed life. Personal care. Breathing Spirit into us. The Spirit as the wind. This was separates us from the animals.
Ephesians 4:24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
Dominion over all.
Psalms 8:1-9 For the director of music. For gittith. A psalm of David. LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in the whole earth! You have made your glory higher than the heavens. (2) You have made sure that children and infants praise you. You have done it because of your enemies. You have done it to put a stop to their talk. (3) I think about the heavens. I think about what your fingers have created. I think about the moon and stars that you have set in place. (4) What is a human being that you think about him? What is a son of man that you take care of him? (5) You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings. You placed on him a crown of glory and honor. (6) You made human beings the rulers over all that your hands have created. You put everything under their control. (7) They rule over all flocks and herds and over the wild animals. (8) They rule over the birds of the air and over the fish in the ocean. They rule over everything that swims in the oceans. (9) LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in the whole earth!
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Psalms 139:1-14 For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. O LORD, You have searched me and known me. (2) You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. (3) You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. (4) For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether. (5) You have hedged me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. (6) Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it. (7) Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? (8) If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. (9) If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, (10) Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me. (11) If I say, "Surely the darkness shall fall on me," Even the night shall be light about me; (12) Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You. (13) For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. (14) I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.