Skip to comments.Becoming Human [Sermon on Genesis 1]
Posted on 03/10/2014 4:40:58 PM PDT by DaveMSmith
[...] Theres still the seventh day to come, but that was a day of rest, and so on the sixth day were talking about the ultimate goal, the end, of the Lords creation. In the literal sense this is the creation of man, male and female. In the internal sense, its something similar. Weve been talking about the way that the days of creation tell us about the way that a person is regenerated, made a new person, made a heavenly person. And on the sixth day, at the end of the whole process, the goal of all of this, is that we become truly human. Thats what it really means to be regenerated: that we really actually become truly human at that point. Well talk a little bit later about what that means, but to reach that well go through the days that lead up to this, talking about where weve been and how we reach that final stage.
So as weve talked about, the first day we start out in darkness. That darkness comes from being selfish and from thinking that we are the source of everything good and true, from thinking that whatever I want is whats good. But then the Lord in His mercy says, Let there be light. He gives us this idea that good and truth are something higher than myself; and more than that, that He is, that He, the Lord Jesus Christ, exists, and that He is the source of everything good and true. So we realize on that day, If I want to know what is really good, I cant just look to my self and my selfish desires I have to look to the Lord in His Word. What He says is true.
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