In this sermon, we are going to look at the creation of man, and our focus will be on the dust of the ground and the breath of life which makes up the human being.
But before we go into this sermon, let us outline the bible verse where we derived this sermon.
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathe into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being.Genesis 2:7.
Creation of man: The dust of the ground and the breath of life.
In our sermon for today, we discover that man, ever since his creation is made up of two elements, and they are:
- Dust of the ground.
- The breath of life.
And when you go to Ecclesiastes 12:7, you will discover how both elements will have to separate someday: the dust of the ground returns to the earth as it came while the Spirit from God returns to Him.
The fall of man.
Disobedience is what caused the death of human beings.
After God created man, He instructed them to eat everything in the garden of Eden except the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden. (Genesis 2:15)
Now there was a consequence for breaking that commandment, and it was that Adam and his wife would die.
But in Genesis chapter 3 we see how Adam and Eve were deceived by the serpent to do what God said they should not, and because of that God had to drive them away from the garden.
The greatest consequence of man’s fall.
Some think that suffering and death s the greatest consequence of the fall of man, but to me, I consider the greatest consequence as losing the sweet fellowship that mankind used to have with God.
Because God often visited them at the Garden.
Upon all that man did to God, He would never wipe them off the surface of the earth as He still considers them the high point of his creation, so when the time was right He gave His only begotten Son to come and die so he can reconcile mankind back to Himself. (Collosians 1:19-20).
Therefore according to the will of God, Jesus was able to reconcile us back to His Father.
Now we realize that death only gets to the first element that makes up man, which is the dust of the earth.
While the other element, the breath of life returns to God for everlasting bliss.
And this can only happen if human beings do not act like their first parents by disobeying God’s commandments.