Day 1 of 21
After the first five days of creation, God saw that “it was good” (Genesis 1:21). And after his creation of mankind on the sixth day, he saw that “it was very good” (verse 31). That’s because God created human beings in his image. We have the capacity to think, feel, express ourselves and relate to him. This is the distinguishing characteristic that raises us above anything else God made. It gives us inherent and infinite value. This is where we find our sense of worth. In the beginning, God created us in his image specifically for fellowship with him. If we don’t make that our primary purpose, life will be empty and unfulfilling. If we do, we will fulfill the purpose for which we were designed.
This is a 21 day extract of the NIV Once-A-Day Bible which organizes the New International Version Bible, the world’s most popular modern-English Bible, into 365 daily readings. This Bible includes a daily Scripture reading from both the Old and New Testaments, plus a Psalm or a Proverb, followed by a short devotional thought written by the staff at the trusted ministry Walk Thru the Bible.
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