MEMORY VERSE: And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 2:7
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Philippians 1-2
Everything God created, He did by calling them into existence. Genesis 1:3 says, “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” Genesis 1:20 says, “And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.” He called everything (the skies, trees, plants, fishes, rivers, waterfalls, oceans, animals, etc,) into existence. When He wanted to create man He settled down, got some clay, mixed it with water, and formed man with it. Genesis 2:7 says, “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” God formed everyone one of us. He told Jeremiah “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5). No wonder the Psalmist says, “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well” (Psalm 139:14).
The man whom God formed, in Genesis 2:7, was a perfect man. God did not only form his frame i.e. his physical body, He formed his mind, his character, his intellect, etc. This man was all-round perfect. He was the perfect husband, perfect friend, perfect dad, etc. He was holy, pure, and godly, just name it. After the Lord had formed him, he started to operate as god on earth. He had dominion over everything God had created. He operated in his full potential. To operate at the level this man was operating before sin entered into his life, we must submit to God, the Holy Spirit, so that He can re-form us. We need to be reformed because some part of us have been formed by our experiences, pasts, experiences, association, etc. There are brothers who have sworn never to trust any woman again because of what a lady did to them before they gave their lives to Christ or because of a story they heard. Because these brothers won’t trust their wives, they are unable to enjoy the good things the Lord had deposited in their wives for them. Also, there are women who belief all men are the same because of their past experiences or stories they have heard. Some are very bitter, as we speak, and they resent certain people because of their experiences with these people in the past. A lot of us were formed by our environment. A lot never used to womanize until they travelled abroad. Sodom formed the daughters of Lot. These girls hatched a terrible plan to make babies by sleeping with their father. Some were formed by their association. Proverbs 13:20says, “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”
NOTE: The clay was absolutely surrendered in the hands of the Lord before He made man with it. We must be absolutely surrendered in the hands of God before He can re-form us and make a man out of us.
PRAYER POINT: Father, please give me a teachable spirit.
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