January 2, Reading 1 – Genesis 2:4-25

Reading

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SAA Notes

Adam worked in paradise. His work was not cursed with futility. That came later. These two chapters also reveal that we are made in God’s image – two persons (male & female) and one humanity/flesh. In what other ways are we made in His image?

SJA Notes

“… Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.”

God breathed life into man!

We can see that Job knew the truth of this, as he says in chapter 33,

“The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”

This is God at work, our creator God.

And we see this physical creation is mirrored in our spiritual life too.

In Ezekiel 37 we read,

“Thus says the Lord GOD: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.”

God’s BREATH is life-giving, both to our bodies and our souls! This is the God we worship, one whose breath can bring life to dry bones, to those dead in their sins!

* God Above,

Thank You for Your breath, that brings life!

Please help us to glorify Your Name today, in whatever we are doing.

Please guide and protect our loved ones.

And most of all, may they see Jesus, have the breath of life breathed into them, dry bones come alive!

Amen.


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