The Bible says, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (Genesis 1:26). Have you ever done a Google image search? Sometimes I find good sermon illustrations that way but make sure you have the Safe Search option on. Our lives are somewhat like an image search. We are looking for something to imitate, purpose and meaning, a picture to go by. May I humbly suggest that searching through the images of popular culture will not inherently assist you in shaping your life positively. However, searching through the pages of the Bible will produce an image in our minds of the Holy person we should be imitating (Romans 8:29).
In the Bible many people were caught up in Idol Worship, essentially making a god in the image they preferred to worship. They could choose an image already in place like the sun, moon and stars, or an animal. Or they could simply carve themselves a new image that satisfied their chosen direction or religious leanings. Of course the one true God in scripture is strongly opposed to this notion and commanded His people to stop worshipping these images.
In Colossians 1:15 Paul tells us the only human being who has ever represented the image of God fully. If you choose to follow Jesus you’re choosing to be as much like Him as humanly possible. This is the greatest purpose we can have; that’s what the Bible says.