January 2, Reading 1 – Genesis 2:4-25


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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

* Sovereign God, let Your Name be praised throughout the earth. Please show us more of Your will for us today from Your word.

“… 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.”

God breathed life into man!

We can see that Job knew the truth of this, as he says (Job ch 13),

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

This is God at work, our CREATOR God.

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

In Ezekiel (ch 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 go about.

Please may those around us see Jesus, having the breath of life breathed into them.


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