Dear Readers in Christ, "Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Tuesday, 5 November 2013


 “The Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed life into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Gen 2:7).

Dust has no beauty or strength; it is trampled under foot. It is out of this dust that God made man. God is outstanding and His strength and beauty are outstanding, but man is mere dust and returns to dust. Recently, scientists discovered that the chemicals found in man and the chemicals found in dust are the same – which proves man’s creation from dust.

Man has nothing to glory in, as he was created only last, and with just ordinary dust (not even with paradise dust). Nevertheless man was a special creation of God. The very breath of God was breathed into man. This privilege of having God’s breath or God’s eternal life is given only to man. Just as God created man, the crown of His creation, out of dust, God now makes man a glorious being when he humbles himself as dust.

“The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit” (I Cor 15:45). The first Adam sinned and brought curse upon us all, but through the last Adam Who is our Jesus we can get back all the lost blessings. Let us humble ourselves as dust and allow God to form a glorious man in us.

– Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion

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