“Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person.” Genesis 2:7
God created the first man’s body out of the dust of the earth. We know that many of the elements of our body are found in the earth. When God first created the body it was not alive. When He breathed the spirit into the body it came alive. It is the spirit that gives us our lives. When the spirit leaves the body, the body returns to the earth. I know in the world of reason that we live in today, it is hard to understand that we are spirits and the spiritual world is more real than the physical. At times we get a glimpse of the spiritual world. At times God allows us to see these things in the spirit world to help with our faith.
As God breathed life into man refers to man’s spirit as it came from God and man became a living soul. Man became body, soul and spirit. Man is a trinity; our body is the vessel that transports the spirit and soul. The soul is the part of our reasoning and thinking. The spirit is the part that can have fellowship with God. It is the way we worship God. “For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24) Jesus tells us, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life.” (John 3:5-6) When Adam sinned, his spirit died. There is an empty spot in our spirit and before we are born again we are looking for a way to fill that empty spot. This is the spirit that God breathed in man. When we are born again in the spirit, God makes our spirit whole again. This is so important that we understand that God is a Spirit and that we are also part of God’s Spirit. “But if you don’t believe me when I tell you about earthly things, how can you possibly believe if I tell you about heavenly things?” (John 3:12) Pray that God will give you understanding about our spirit. God’s Spirit is the breath of life.
Today’s Bible Reading: John 3:1-18, Ezekiel 37:1-14