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14 If he set [suwm] his heart [leb] upon man, if he gather ['acaph] unto himself his spirit [ruwach] and his breath [nashamah];
15 All flesh [basar] shall perish
[gava`] together [yachad], and man ['adam] shall turn
again [shuwb] unto dust [`aphar]. KJV-Interlinear
14 'If He should determine to do
so, If He should gather to Himself His spirit and His breath, 15 All flesh would perish together, And man
would return to dust. NASB
Two principles come out of these verses. The first is
the sovereignty of God. God is capable
of doing anything, or rather, God has the ability to do anything. If He sets His mind to it, He could remove
all human life from existence in an instant.
And although He is capable of doing this, He chooses
not to destroy man. Again, His
sovereignty combined with his immutability is in view.
Likewise, if God were to examine all of mans
attributes, He would find man lacking in righteousness. All have sinned. All have fallen short of the glory of God.
There is no human being born of Adam (dust), who can boast of perfection, for
it does not exist in man.
Mans life is divided up into two parts here. There is a dust part, and a soul part. God created both.
From the dust, God formed man into his physical
body. Within that body, God formed a
human soul. Both body and soul are
vessels, containers which house life forms.
The physical body is the house of biological life, and the soul is the
house of human life.
When man is born, God breathes, 'nashamah,' God
exhales breath into man, or human life into the soul. Man inhales that life and springs to
life. Likewise, when man dies, the human
soul along with its human life is removed and returns to God from whence it
came. The physical body returns to the
dust from whence it came. Only this dust
is not the common dust, adam, of its origin.
This is a spent dust, ashes, out from which life has been thoroughly removed,
and from which there is no, and never will be, a recovery for that spent
7 then the dust will return to the earth as it was,
and the spirit will return to God who gave it. NASB
The arrogance of man causes man to see nothing. The humility of man enables man to see
truth. Man is not the one who controls
his destiny or life. God has that
No nation, no empire, no politician or leader, no
celebrity, no common person, no one who is considered to be a nobody, no one
who is considered to be somebody, can alter or change or modify Gods plan for
themselves or for humanity.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.