The Truth About You

December 16th, 2012

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Psalm 8

The dominant note in your biography is not that you flunked chemistry, crashed the new Ford, won the talent contest, or that you walk with a limp. Nor is it your distinguishing feature that you were married and divorced before you were old enough to vote, or that you make the best chili known to humankind.

The dominant truths in your biography are:
1. You were created in the image of God. Theologians tell us that the divine image expresses itself in our ability to reason, make moral decisions, transcend self, and to love. God who created the universe with his fingertips (Ps. 8:3) took time to pour his own image into you. In fact, he created you only a little less than divine (8:5).
2. You are the object of divine love. Christmas and Calvary prove that. Max Lucado was right when he said, “If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it” (A Gentle Thunder).

As one member of one species that infests the crust of one of the smaller planets, we marvel that God cares about each one of us–but he does!

And that’s the truth about you.

Author: Wesley Tracy

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2 Responses to “The Truth About You”

  1. Marcela Luna Says:

    December 16th, 2012 at 4:16 pm


    “Let your faith in Christ, the omnipresent One, be in the quiet confidence that He will every day and every moment keep you as the apple of His eye, keep you in perfect peace.” – Andrew Murray

  2. Barbara Says:

    December 16th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    While the writer is definitely correct regarding our being created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26); and, that we are the object of HIS affection (John 3:16), we must remember that our “human nature” is independent from God (John 6:63). We not only have to “overcome the world,” but ourselves as well.

    Most Bible scholars will agree that the number “6”represents imperfection and the number “7” represents completion (or maybe perfection). Spiritually, our imperfect heart, mind, and soul (Matthew 22:37) — imperfection times 3 (Revelation 13:18) — needs to be given over to the power of the perfect “indwelling” Holy Spirit to accomplish “completion” or someday “perfection” in eternity – when the flesh is no longer our house/home.

    With this perception, the “beast of the Sea” would be the beast that nonbelievers” (with SPOTS that don’t change, claws that come out from the lack of the fruits of the Spirit–roaring like a lion) make with their gods from the authority of the dragon (satan) through our own fleshly desires.

    Given this TIMELY viewpoint, our creation in the image of God, might just be in the life (breath) that HE instills in us. We can’t see HIS breath any more than we can see HIM, but we “can” feel the “breadth of God’s love” (when we accept forgiveness of our sins in Jesus’ name (Acts 2:38).

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