In Gen. 1:11 God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind.” In verse 21, the Bible says that, “God created whales and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly after their kind.” In verse 24, God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind.” Finally, in verse 27, the Bible says that God created man in his own image. These verses remind us that God not only created all life, but created each specie to reproduce his own kind.
Then God created man in his own image, or to be like him, or after his kind, and not like any other form of created life. God even sent his son Jesus Christ to earth as a human being to give us a clearer image of God, and what it meant to be “after his kind”.
If we then are to be like God, or after his kind, we must be like Jesus. We can only do this, by first of all receiving him into our lives.