“Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.'” -Genesis 1:26 

Honestly, the topic of the triune God, which I write about a little more extensively in my note on Romans 1:4, “On a Few Notes Concerning The Triune God,” is perhaps, intellectually and spiritually speaking, one of my favorite subjects to explore. Though it can at times present many challenges, primarily due to the fact we try to put God in terms we can understand, namely physical ones, it can also give us a insight into the perfection that is and was required for the fulfillment of the scriptures to take place as they have and will in the near future.

Though Genesis suggests the Trinity in several places, this verse, on a personal level is one of my favorites. I think it has something to do with the importance of the verse being hidden in plain sight. One, while reading the scriptures might just skip over this without realizing its importance. I have read the creation account more than once and it took me a couple reads to see it. Remember, God is also with us when we study His word, so perhaps He choose for whatever reason to conceal it from me for a time. When we search for a Godly wisdom, only the Lord knows the best way to build it from the foundation up, so He may conceal things from us for a season in order that when it is revealed we may have a fuller understanding.

The Lord in Genesis 1:26 says,”Let us make man in our image, in our likeness.” Realize God isn’t saying, “I will make man in My likeness,” but emphasizes a plurality which suggests multiple entities. He even repeats the plural pronoun, “our,” adding even more emphasis. This is the Triune God, which is known as the Holy Trinity. In addition to creating man as an abstract representation of Himself, the Lord also included those invisible qualities like His power, creativity, and dominion. Indeed, man is sovereign over the beasts of the earth, and the earth itself, because God instilled in us that sovereignty, which is His, and that we share in, from birth.

I have mentioned it before, but for those who have issues with the Trinity concept, realize that we are created in the likeness of God, and we have a mind, body, and soul, three in one, just as the Lord has the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Again, three in one. The Trinity is explicitly manifest in our being adding credibility to the creation account and the fact we were made in the Lord’s image.