[Podcast Episode 39] What can we learn about God forming man from the “dust of the ground”? There’s a lot in one short verse! We get to listen to a testimony of a young man who looked at the evidence to see whether his teachers or God were more reliable and what he’s done in the decades since. Then, we get introduced to an exciting series of stories written to help kids understand and share about creation!
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Genesis 2:7 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.
Dust of the Ground
Answers in Genesis has an interesting article on what this verse is covering. From Dust to Dust is a great one stop shop to learn about dust, our bodies’ composition, and how the Bible uses clay as an analogy:
God desires to finish the work of His hands (Philippians 1:6). Charles Spurgeon summarizes the potter’s wheel as a wheel of circumstances continually revolving. Men—vessels of clay—are placed upon it, but they are not all formed alike. There are some men who yield to God’s conforming of them to His Son (Romans 8:29), and there are sadly many others who reject the Master Potter.
I found more detail on the elements in our body at Data Genetics:
The biggest contributors to the value of the body appear to be the Alkali Metals – Lithium, Sodium, Potassium, Rubidium and Caesium. Potassium appears to be the single most ‘valuable’ element in the body because it lies at the sweet-spot of being both reasonable [sic] common and reasonably expensive.
It was a thrill to hear Pastor Tim Stout’s account of what helped him recognize that God could be trusted on earth history. It was even more exciting when he agreed to share his story with you!
Praise the Lord for today’s technology. I had forgotten my microphone cable and the only thing that was used to capture his words was my iPhone.
You can find out more about Pastor Stout’s ministry by visiting Creation Truth Outreach.
Creation Science Club book review
Just knowing these books are available is an exciting thing for kids and creation! I’m collecting my thoughts about these books in a separate article.