Posted by: bshelley | April 28, 2009

Image of the Invisible God


Today’s Verse: Colossians 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. NASB

We are reminded over and over in scripture to not attempt to create images of the invisible God. It is out of our league to be able to do such a thing. Yet, God provided us His very image in flesh and blood in the person of Christ Jesus. People often ask what the purpose of this life is. They search often everywhere for the answer except where it is so clearly provided in the New Testament. In Christ, we have the answer to, “What is God like?” We have the answer to, “What are we to be doing in this life?” After being reconciled to God through our relationship to Christ and His sacrifice, we are to become like Him. This life is preparation for eternity. Have you considered that? What we do in this life is getting ready for what is next…forever. We are to learn how to love God and to love others as Jesus did. That certainly makes sense if we are to spend eternity with them. Alas, both are easier said than done. We know that our relation with God is strengthened in prayer, yet we pray not. We know that we grow in Christ’s likeness and ability to love others in obedience to His word, yet we choose all too often to serve ourselves and our needs first and give from our leftovers instead of our first fruits. We’ve got some work to do. It can be different today! We choose each day when we arise, whether to serve Him or ourselves. Will we be better prepared for eternity by the end of the day today? By the end of the week?

May God bless your heart as you seek His.


  1. This is a good message, Bryan. Jesus is preparing something so great for us in heaven that our finite minds cannot begin to understand its wonder. All we have to do is stand and believe that what Christ said- he can do! It is too bad that we let the things of this perishing world take our mind off of the only thing that counts- eternity with Christ. When we meet our risen Lord on that fateful day, we will be so ashamed that we wasted our time with the things that don’t matter instead of seeking the knowledge of our God!

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