Genesis 1:27 And God created the man in His own image; in the image of God He created him…
Psalms 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Have you ever thought why God made us to look like we do? The obvious is, that we need eyes to see, ears to hear, a nose to smell, a mouth to talk and eat; and many other various body parts to do what they do.
Our bodies are in reality a shadow or picture of the body of Christ, also known as the church, or the ekklesia. Starting from the head down we can see that he made our physical form to exalt his glory.
The HEAD points to Christ as the head of his ekklesia…
Song of Solomon 7:5 Your head is like Carmel, and the hair of your head like purple cloth; the King is held captive in its tresses.
(the word “carmel” in hebrew means “circumcised lamb” :) )
1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
The HAIR points to Christ as King over us as seen in Son 7:5 above with his hair. And we see in the gospel of John…
John 19:2 And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe…
The EYES that once were blind to the truth now discern the truth, and judge righteously if we remember they are to be the eyes of Christ, our head. He didn’t put the eyes on our hands or feet, but on the head. :) We as the body do not use our own fleshly judgment which will be our own opinion, but the Lord’s is always right.
Psalms 19:8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes… AND Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise. AND Proverbs 16:2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.
The EARS are the Lord hearing us when we call on him… AND us remembering to listen to him when he calls, they are also used for discernment, and again only righteous judgment. Our flesh must not get in the way of us hearing the truth, as it says in Acts 7:51 below our ears also must be “circumcised”…
Psalms 18:6 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
Psalms 34:15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
Psalms 78:1 Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
Psalms 130:2 Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
Proverbs 23:12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
Acts 7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.
The NOSE points to the Lord receiving our sincere prayers (the word Lebanon means “white, incense”)
Song of Solomon 7:4 Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; thine eyes like the fishpools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bathrabbim: thy nose is as the tower of Lebanon which looketh toward Damascus. AND Song of Solomon 7:8 …and the smell of thy nose like apples;
Psalms 141:2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
Exodus 37:29 And he made the holy anointing oil, and the pure incense of sweet spices, according to the work of the apothecary.
Revelation 8:3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
Our prayers need to be pure, sweet to his nose when we offer them up…
The last one I am going to mention in this post is the MOUTH and all that comes with it. If you think of it, the mouth is located conveniently under the nose. Our prayers(our incense) coming from our mouth needs again to be pure and sweet, sincere. We are his mouth upon the earth. His mouth.
Psalms 17:1 Hear the right, O LORD attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
The TEETH are us the sheep…
Song of Solomon 4:2 Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which came up from the washing; whereof every one bear twins, and none is barren among them.
The LIPS picture Christ’s blood sacrifice covering us, the sheep…
Song of Solomon 4:3 Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks.
Are our words what the Lord wants to speak or our own opinions? Are they truth?
Psalms 12:3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things 4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
Psalms 34:13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
Are we speaking of the gospel, and boasting in the cross?
Psalms 40:9-10 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest. 10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.
Psalms 51:15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall show forth thy praise.
Psalms 71:24 My TONGUE also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.
There are many scripture I didn’t post above, that point to the glory of God in our bodies. I challenge you to look further.
A lot to digest here… digestion could even be another thing to meditate on :)… but not tonight.