Hello! Happy Tuesday!
What a Tuesday! Here in Colorado, it is currently snowing at 37 degrees!
Happy Spring! haha
I’ve gotta say, reading Genesis again with a deeper understanding, and I’m sure with being in a different season in my life, I am so much more awed by what is written!
Let’s jump in!
Let’s talk about Genesis 2:7!
“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.”
Can we first talk about how amazing that is? One breath and poof! We’re alive…and let’s not forget how complex we are as organisms!
From the microscopic cellular functioning to our whole general being..from our emotions, communicating abilities, higher thinking, creativity..one breath from God began it all!
Can we also rewind back to Genesis 1:26?
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”
In the Believer’s Bible Commentary, it interpreted the verse as a means to say that man resembled God in certain ways such as having intellect, a moral nature, the power to communicate with others, and an emotional nature that transcends instinct.
We are created IN HIS LIKENESS.
And like God, we have the power to give or take away life with our spoken words. Obviously it’s not in the same way but our words have meaning and holds power.
I know that that’s something I want to work on daily.
I want to be able to speak life onto others rather than bringing someone down.
I also need to practice speaking life into my own life rather tearing down the blessings that I’ve been given… ya know..stop being a negative nancy and quit complainin’.
Part of Genesis 2:9
“And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food.”
God is a foodie. ‘Nuf said.
His Instagram photos of food would be epic.
I’m not going to type the verses here but the first bit is how God called Adam to name the creatures.
I didn’t think much of this other than that he was given authority over them – the general idea of what is taught.
But after reading the Bible Believer’s Commentary, it shed a new light: he would have noticed that each animal he had given names to had a counterpart.
It makes me wonder if Adam felt lonely. Would that have been a valid emotion at the time? Or maybe it was just an observation he might have made and there wasn’t any emotional response to it.
But regardless of how he felt, can you imagine the joy he would have felt for having a companion?
If he did feel lonely, God sent him a helper.
If he didn’t feel lonely, he got a friend he didn’t expect to meet.
Both are something to appreciate regardless.
Or maybe another way of seeing it is that he knew that God was planning on giving him a partner. But he was given a task that needed to be completed first.
Before going into a life of partnership, he had to do his own preparation (like how God prepared for Adam – in his likeness!) and name all the animals (I wonder how long THAT took) and tend the garden. In doing so, he was prepared to live a life devoted to living his life with a partner.
It’s just something I found to be interesting.
This post was a bit sporadic so I apologize but it’s my genuine thought and reflection.
What are your thoughts on the verses I shared or Genesis 2 in general?