God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them. – Gen. 1:27
Through these, he has bestowed on us the precious and very great promises, so that through them you may come to share in the divine nature, after escaping from the corruption that is in the world because of evil desire. – 2Pe 1:4
They disciplined us for a short time as seemed right to them, but he does so for our benefit, in order that we may share his holiness. – Heb 12:10
Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. – 1Jn 3:2
And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ – Mt 25:40
He will answer them, ‘Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.’ – Mt 25:45 …
21 so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me. 22 And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me. – Jn 17:21-23
God created Man with His own dignity. By sinning, it was Man who lowered himself. When the Son of God took on human nature and became man, He wasn’t lowering himself to our level, He was raising us back up to His.