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God’s breath

At bible study the following verse was mentioned:

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, (2 Timothy 3:16)

The teacher asked what we thought about that. I got to thinking about the God-breathed part.

God-breathed…God-breathed. My mind went to Genesis 1, “Breath of life.”

And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” (Genesis 1:30)

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. (Genesis 2:7)

Everything on the dry land in whose nostrils was the breath of life died (Genesis 7:22)

But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood up on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. (Revelation 11:11)

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I got to thinking. No man dies. All men live forever either in hell or in heaven. Therefore the breath (spirit) of life that God gave them never expires completely.

The scripture is God-breathed. Jesus said His words will never pass away. (Matthew 24:35, Psalm 119:89)

The animals that have the breath of life did not pass away, God preserved them in the ark and from them we have all other animals.

My musings left me with two questions.

WHerever God chooses to place His breath, does it ever really expire?

Do angels have the breath of life in them?

The mysteries of God are a joy to ponder.


Christian writer and Georgia teacher's aide who loves Jesus, a quiet life, art, beauty, and children.