It is the excuse we use for every addiction, for bad decisions, for needless failures, for unchecked, selfishness. And scripture would seem to support this with phrases like, “my righteousness is as filthy rags,” and, “He knows our frame, that we are but dust.” But have you ever considered what it means to be, “only human.”
We are created in His image. Nothing else in all of creation, or beyond creation, has that said of them. For all the angels power and fearful presence, they were not created in the IMAGE of the eternal, majesty of heaven.
Evolution would tell us that we are animals with uncontrolled tempers and desires. Sexual sin, infidelity, so much that is perverse and even intuitively wrong is portrayed as acceptable. We become what our DNA, our environment tells us to become. But this is not true of what is created in His image.
It was Jesus, in His human form, that conquered death. I don’t claim to understand the mysteries of heaven, but the situation begs the question, why did Jesus have to come as one of us to ransom us? And, if we are nothing, why does satan fight so hard against us?
Humanity is the prize. Jesus died to save humans, not animals, not angels. Satan seeks to destroy human relationships. His lies are directed at lessening our lives, our power, our standing before God. That is telling. Those that are truly beneath us, we typically ignore. Those that serve no greater purpose are invisible to us.
There is a purpose to saying with Paul, “oh wretched man that I am.” But remember that he goes on to say, “we are more than conquerors.” And this is what makes us formidable, this is what makes us satan’s second greatest fear. Humanity joined to Deity can save the world, can free the captive, can love and bring LIFE!