Praise ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul. (Psalm 146:1 KJV)
God created Man as a living soul. When God was creating the Heavens and the Earth, on the sixth day of creation, God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So, God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. “(Gen. 1:26-27 KJV). Man was God’s planned and thoughtful creation.
God had a design; “in our image, after our likeness”; God said;and a grand purpose in mind; “let them have dominion…over all the earth”. So, God created man in his own image. We must always reflect on this grand picture to view ourselves and the purpose for being on the earth. We were made after a design that bears God’s image and a grand course to fulfill God’s purpose.
“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.” (Gen. 2:7 KJV) Man had the breath of God in Man and by that breath, Man became a living soul. Man, unlike other creations has a nature or character of God in him that makes Man alive, that nature and feature distinguished and classified Man as a unique creation from all other creations on the earth.
The Psalmist would later reflect on the thoughtfulness and goodness of God to Man and said, “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them[d] a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.” (Psalm 8:1-4 NIV).
Beloved, God is thoughtful and mindful of you and me. He has good and rich thoughts concerning us; He designed and desired Man for glory, honor and dominion. We are His prized and valued creation and possession. Unlike other creations, God speaks and relates with Man; in Eden God would come in the cool of the day to relate and fellowship with Man and in these latter days; God dwells in you and me who would accept His redemption plan in the Lord Jesus Christ.
God delights in Man, it is upon this and God’s rich blessing on Man that every Man should ascribe worship, honor and glory to the God of Heaven who richly blesses us with all things.
“Praise ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul. While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.” (Psalm 146:1-2 KJV)