In His own Image
The search for identity is a key driver in our society, yet the truth is greater than most could ever imagine
“Blessed be Your Glorious Name, and may it be exalted above all blessings and praise. You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you” (Nehemiah 9:5b-6).
To repent and confess their sins before the Lord in the present, Israel looked back to the beginning of Creation, and continued through the history of Israel up until their situation where Ezra read the Book of the Law of Moses which the Lord had commanded Israel (Nehemiah 8:1). We speak today of One New Man, but here Israel demonstrated the unity that comes from hearts that are thirsty for the Word of God. “…all the people assembled as one man…”It wasn’t all the people and lower animals that gathered as one man; it wasn’t a mixture. No-one said to the lower animals, ‘let us gather as one man’. We are not to mix species, neither are we to mix the Creator with the created.