Pastor Sean opens the word of God for us concluding our teaching on the Imago Dei. Here Pastor Sean explains the meaning behind be fruitful and multiply.
We all multiply in some way. As people created in the image of God, we need to multiply both our nature and our spirit. Brother Sean teaches that God’s commandment “be fruitful and multiply” is a hopeful commandment that relies on God to fulfill it.
Children are a blessing. But unless God builds the house (as the psalm states) the builders build in vain. Therefore, parents need to raise their children spiritually. For those of us who don’t have children, we have to understand our responsibility to be fruitful and multiply in the church. Teaching children to follow and obey God, whether they are our own children or not, is part of being in the image of God. Each person is responsible for raising up the next generation to praise God.