Man's Life


Genesis 1:26-28

Man is a special creation of God.

Man is the product of God’s creative power.

He is not the result of random evolution.

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Man did not evolve from a single-celled organism over the space of millions of years.

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Animals were spoken into existence by the Word of God.

Man was formed by God out of the dust of the earth.

And God breathed life into the nostrils of man.

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There is a vast difference between humans and animals.

We don’t simply put a man “out of his misery” when his quality life is over.

We don’t put babies and brain-damaged people to death.

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Man is a spiritual being.

Man was made in the image of God.

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Man has body, soul and spirit.

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Man has body to help him move and interact with the world.

Man has soul to help him to reason, feel, act, etc.

Man has spirit to allow him to be God-conscious.

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But Man sinned.

Man’s descendents are born dead spiritually.

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It is after the Spirit of God brings to life the spirit of man that man is able to reach out in faith toward God.

Then the man is transformed.

He is now able to live to please God.

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God determines the dawn of every life.

Childbirth isn’t just the product of a physical union between a man and a woman.

It is the sovereign God who determines whether or not to begin a life.

It is God who decides when to open a womb and close a womb.

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God determines the design of every life.

God determines what a life will become.

He has a plan for every man.

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God decides the end of every life.

God determines the day, the hour, the minute, and the very second when we will breathe our last.

God determines when, where, and how we will die.

It was the Lord’s will that Moses would die alone on a mountain (Deut. 34:5-8).

It was God’s will that Jacob would die surrounded by his children (Gen. 49:33).

It was God’s will that Paul would die at the hands of Roman executioners.

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The life of every man is very precious.

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God sent His Son into this world to save sinful men through His death on the cross (John 3:16).

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We need to take good care of our lives.

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We also need to call upon God to stop all the helpless and voiceless people who face death in the name of convenience, money and godless indifference.

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We must love lives.

And we must save lives.

1 comments:

Francis R. Barbour said...

I couldn't agree more. Man is indeed The Creation Of Yahweh; and was factually Formed In His Image... and, this is clearly explained in Psalm 82!

May Yahweh always bless The Reading Of His Word....

Shalom.