Poems

The Lord Breathed and Man Became a Living Being

Jan 2018    

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
(Genesis 1:27)

Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life,
and the man became a living creature.
And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
(Genesis 2:7-9)

The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of any tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
(Genesis 2:15-17)

The Lord created the universe,
And plants and animals diverse.
He set the stars in space;
He created the human race.

He formed man from dust of earth,
And lovingly with his breath,
Made him a living being,
With mind, heart and feeling.

He made him in his own image,
The earth to enjoy and manage;
And made the world a treasure,
For his exclusive pleasure.

He gave him freedom of choice,
To listen and obey his voice:
To walk with him in humility,
And enjoy life into eternity.

But Adam defied the Lord,
And disobeyed his word;
He fell into the devil’s snare.
When he thought God didn’t care.

Good and evil is God’s domain,
Not a function of the brain.
He decides what’s good or evil;
Not man, and not the devil.

Leong Kwok Thye –
is a member of Kampong Kapor Methodist Church and has been involved in the ministries of Scripture Union, the Bible Study Fellowship and the pastoral care programme of Anglo-Chinese School (Primary) and Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road).

Background picture by pkruger/Bigstock.com

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