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Topic: Christlikeness
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:6-18; Genesis 1:26-27
Source: Live Science
Author: Amber Angelle

“While you may be familiar with the old saying, ‘opposites attract,’ in reality, what the heart wants is someone who resembles its owner – and that resemblance increases, the longer two lovebirds stay together.

“University of Michigan psychologist Robert Zajonc conducted an experiment to test this phenomenon. He analyzed photographs of couples taken when they were newlyweds and photographs of the same couples taken 25 years later.

“The results showed that the couples had grown to look more like each other over time. And, the happier that the couple said they were, the more likely they were to have increased in their physical similarity.”

—Excerpt from “Why Do Couples Start to Look Like Each Other?” by Amber Angelle

 

Application:

The same principle is at work in our relationship with Jesus. Having been created in God’s image, we are supposed to “resemble” Him. Yet sin has distorted that image. Thankfully, God sent Jesus to restore what has been distorted.

Just like couples in a happy, loving relationship—the longer we walk with Him, the more we begin to look like Him.

Are you happily wed to Jesus? Does it show?

“And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1, NLT).