This is suggested Bible memory work for January. As you can see by the bolded words, this shows what GOD’s view of mankind is and where we fit in the hierarchy of Creation. The Genesis passage even shows what the purpose for men and women is. We show GOD’s image to the world..not one sex or the other, but both sexes show His image…or they did before the Sin came and shattered His image in us. There is enough of it left that it can still be seen however.
So work on this month’s memory work. I think you will be glad to have Psalm 8 in your memory bank, but if you can’t manage it, choose the key verses.
O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?
Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet,
all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth.
Psalm 8 ESV
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.
And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens
and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
And God blessed them.
And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it,
and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens
and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Genesis 1:26-28 ESV
PS. I am working on printable pages for you for the verses above and the coming verses as well. But I haven’t gotten all my technology connected. I have only been working on it since the middle of November! Talk about glitches!!