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  • Writer's pictureDanny Domingo

BODY, SOUL, AND SPIRIT


God created us as humans with three parts: physical body, soul, and spirit. Our three parts are so neatly intertwined with each other that it is impossible to separate them except in death. Genesis 2:7 clearly speaks on how God created us, "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 formed our bodies by using the dust on the ground. All the intricate parts of our bodies come from the dust of the ground. Our eyes, hearts, lungs, kidneys, legs, and any other parts of our bodies come from the dust. After God formed our bodies, He breathed into our nostrils the breath of life, and we became alive. When God breathed into our nostrils, our souls and spirits entered our lifeless bodies, and we became human beings. The soul brings emotions and feeling into our physical bodies. Our five senses are a great example of how our physical bodies are attached to our souls. Our smell is from our nose, taste is from our mouth, vision (sight) is from our eyes, hearing is from our ears, and touch is from our skin. 


Our five senses affect our emotions. We become uncomfortable or irritated when we feel discomfort through our senses. We express confusion, frustration, happiness, excitement, and other emotional traits through our senses. Our spirits brought life into our physical bodies with our souls. God is the only one who can give spirits to become alive in this world. Scientists can try to create our bodies through scientific processes, such as cloning, but only God can give the spirit, for He is the source of life. The very reason God created us is to have a relationship with Him in spirit and truth. God passionately and lovingly created us for His own (Psalm 139), and He expected us to love Him with all we are as human beings. Deuteronomy 6:5 says, "And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength."


When we relate to God, we relate to Him just as the way He created us. We worship God with our bodies, souls, and spirits. God created our bodies and made us alive with a purpose and meaning of enjoying, worshipping, and serving Him as our creator God. 


Ask yourself these questions for application: (Think through carefully and meditate on the questions while answering them, and let the Spirit of God speak to you). How did God create me as a human being? Why did God create me? What can I learn from today's devotion?


Write down all the worries you face today and lift them up to God.


Prayer:

Father in Heaven, thank you for creating me as a human being so that I can experience your love, grace, and goodness. Please continue to teach and guide me as your child to live according to your will and purpose. There are many things that I do not know, and I have a lot of weaknesses, but I pray that you continue to work on me and make me the person that you want me to be. In your name, Lord Jesus, I pray. Amen. 

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