In the opening chapter of the Bible, we’re told God made us in his image and likeness. That word “image” (tselem) means “idol” or “icon,” referring to a physical representation of an invisible power. Simply put, when people look at us, God wants them to recognize him.


We are God’s icons.


N.T. Wright, perhaps the most famous contemporary theologian, says human beings are like angled mirrors. When people look at us, our lives ought to be tilted toward heaven, so we reflect God.


Do you do that? Do you reflect God with our money? Your career? Your ambition? Your family? Giving is one way we can demonstrate to others that our lives are focused on God. It’s a litmus test to see where our lives are aimed—at heaven or earth.



So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 10.31