“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth….God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him, male and female created He them.”
(Gen. 1:1; 27).
In the very first book of the Holy Scripture, God makes His intentions clear. God created mankind. He created us male and female. And He called it “very good” (Gen. 1:31). For five days He has called His finished creation “good”. But on the sixth day – the day He created humans – He calls it “very good.”
And so it was. God created us to reflect His image, for He expressly states, “In the image of God created He them.” I love what the commentary from the 1599 edition of the Geneva Bible says about this phrase: “Here it is written that man was created after God in righteousness and true holiness meaning by these two words, all perfection, as wisdom, truth, innocency, power, etc.” Matthew Henry’s commentary beautifully states: “That man was made in God’s image and after His likeness, two words to express the same thing and making each other the more expressive; image and likeness denote the likest image.”
This is the beautiful truth of scripture. God created us man and woman. Male and female. Guy and girl….