Sunday, July 26, 2009

Human Soul

Genesis 2:7
7then 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.

From the book NELSON'S 3 IN 1 BIBLE COMPANION we read a definition of the human soul, "That which animates man; The living being; the self."

I would like to look at the soul as a gift from the living God, without our soul man would be either dead or in modern terms a human robot. I don't like to think of people as robots. As we read in Genesis 2:7 God breathed into man's nostrils, the breath of life. What God gave to man that day was man's living soul, without the soul we would be dead. I myself believes that the soul is more important then our bodies, because it what makes us all tick. If we all take care of our soul then that's what real counts in this world today, and not our bodies.

In my next post I would start showing how to take care of our souls.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

God's Image

Genesis 1:26-27
26Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."
27So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.

I would like to look at this image of God for a few minutes. We all know that God created the heavens and the earth, at the same time he created man and women in his image. I want to compare God's image to man's image. I would compare God as our brain, as creator he has all the answers. Let's look at another verse for a moment:

John 1:1-2
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God.

In this verse John is talking about Jesus Christ, as being with God the father at the time of creatation. It also tells us that Jesus is God, with my comparison he is the physical being of God. Jesus physical body would be our body. And my last verse comes from:

John 16:7-9
7Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. 8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9concerning sin, because they do not believe in me;

In these verses John is talking about the Holy Spirit, as a helper to convict us of what's right and what's wrong in each of us. In my comparison, I would call the Holy Spirit our soul, because our soul is the one that knows from right and wrong. If we take all of these verses we see that we are made in God's image.

In my next post I would like to look at our soul, until then I hope all of you lives in God's image.