I. God with regards to all creation
II. God with regards to man
You are the center point, the goal point, the Apex of God's creation. You are never just a mistake or an accident, You are the crowning point of God's creation.
The whole 6th day of creation, was a preparation for you. He was thinking of you
He is the basis of our image- God wanted to created something that is more like himself than the birds, than the fish than the stars. As beautiful as the stars are, you are more important than they.
Image-likeness, similar but not identical. We are similar to him, but we are clearly not him. Everything that you are given by God so that we can imitate Him knowing that we are never Him.
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Psalms 19:1 KJV
All creation point out to God but you and I reflect God to the world and to reach other. You are more than just flesh and blood
b. He is the basis of our dignity-significance
You are created to be very good
And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Genesis 1:31 KJV
c. He is the basis of our Growth
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 3:18 KJV
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
1 John 3:2 KJV
Are seeking to let the Holy Spirit peel out things in our lives so that we will look more and more like Jesus
May we never derive our sense of significance on what we do. Or what the world thinks of you. We get our significance our dignity in the reality that we are made in God's image. And the goal our journey in life is to look more and more like Him.