Genesis 2

"God Breathed"

"And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." (Genesis 2:7 KJV)

The "Breath of God" is a mighty breath indeed. It produces power, "Quickening " power. In John 20:22 we see Jesus giving this "power" to His disciples in the upper room by breathing on them. Oh, for the breath of God in our lives, and in our hearts!

Notice that there was a special significance to this "breath of God", that is, "And man became a living soul". Animals have life, because "the life of all flesh is in the blood" (Lev. 17:10,14), but they do not have a living soul; they do not have "the breath of God" in them. This "breath" can only be given by God Himself, by His breathing His Spirit into them. So glorious is this precious breath.

As soon as man became a living soul, God put him to work! He put man in Eden "to till the ground". This paradise was a place where God and man walked together, where communion and fellowship prevailed. "Can two walk together, except they be agreed?" (Amos 3:3). The question is asked, the answer is obvious, no, they cannot. This new living soul could not walk with God, talk with God, be close to God, unless they be agreed.

And God saw that it was "not good that man should be alone," so God made a "helpmeet" for him. Adam needed a human companion, though he walked with God, he needed a close companion to share his life with. God saw this need, and met it. Praise God for woman, who was created for man.

Marty Dunn

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