Breathed in us.

Something to think about.

Breathed in us. 

7 then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. Genesis 2:7

When God created man from the dust of the ground, he formed him with a perfect body. Man after his creation did not have life.  In verse 7 it very clearly states “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life” Adam came to life, not by an electrical impulse or a chemical process but by the living breath of God.  Which is consistent with verse 26 in chapter 1 of Genesis 26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”   For us to be His likeness, we have to be endowed with some of His attributes. One of His attributes is immortality. For us to be endowed with his likeness, we must be immortal.

The interesting thing about verse 7 is the word breath, do you think God breathes? The obvious answer is no. If he needed to breathe, he would be subject to oxygen which did not exist until he created it. And if he created that which he is dependent upon how could he have created it?     

 This “breathing” for lack of a better word means something entirely different from what we normally associate with breath. The breath of God turned a lifeless perfectly formed body into and eternal being. What God did when He breathed into man was not just start him breathing or jumpstart his heart.  He did not just bring life to humanity he extended immortality from Himself to us.  You are special because out of all the life which exists on this planet you are the only life that has the eternal breath of God in you.

 

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