I finished the study for the week and decided to read in 1 Corinthians. I read chapter 15 and verse 49 stood out: "Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the Man of heaven."
In the beginning, God created man in His own image (Genesis 1:27). So many times we think "in image of God" refers to looking like Him, yet recently, I've learned differently.
I have a sticky note stuck on the Genesis 1 page in my Bible. It's a quote from Brent Crowe: "To be made in the image of God seems to refer to the fact that God created us to be like Him and to represent Him in creation." This is what "made in God's image" means: we are like Him the attributes we display—love, creativity, kindness, etc.
But sin distorts. It distorts us from being in God's image—God doesn't sin so that's not like Him.
So back to 1 Corinthians 15:49, "Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the Man of heaven."
Because of sin we are now born in the image of the sinful man of dust.
But there's hope! When we receive salvation, we are made into the image of the Man of heaven—God! Back how it's supposed to be! We then can be like him in displaying love, mercy, wisdom, creativity, etc.
As Christians, are we displaying the image of Christ righty? If not, let's get our head back in the game because this is what we were made for!