Created in the Image of Christ

Created in the Image of Christ


Matthew 16:18-19 (NIV)

And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

We know now what Peter didn’t know: that he would become a pillar of the early church. That centuries later holy sites would be named after him, and children in Sunday school would learn his story. Clearly God’s goodness was big in Peter.

The truth for Peter, and for us, is that we are created in the image of Christ Jesus, the image of the King. As His kids, we are ALL chosen and set apart. We are royalty! However, comparison makes us act like paupers and pretenders, causing us to fall into the abyss of jealousy and rivalry. Each of us has a unique purpose in God’s plan. Just as Peter had a specific role in the early church, we, too, have been uniquely gifted and called by God. 

How does the reminder that we are created in the image of Christ impact your perspective on comparison?


Reflect on your identity as a child of God and a member of His royal priesthood. How can this truth help you combat the negative effects of comparison?

In what ways can you embrace your unique identity and purpose, acknowledging that you are chosen and set apart by God?