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God Made Man out of Dust
Construction Zone 6: God's View of You
Stage: 1

Question Answer
How did the first human being get here?

The LORD God created the first man, Adam, out of dust. Genesis 2:7a – And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground.

The Difference This Truth Makes
God used dust to create man. God made the most valuable part of His Creation out of the least valuable part of His Creation. He made the most amazing part of His Creation out of the most common part of His Creation. What does that show about the kind of Creator He is?

Could God have created man out of gold, or water? Perhaps the reason God used dust was to show His awesome skill – that He could make something truly wonderful out of something so truly worthless. God can take dirt and make something priceless out of it. What a great God!

Although Adam’s body was formed with dust, God breathed into him the “breath of life.” Nobody knows for sure exactly what the “breath of life” is, but we do know that it made man become a “living soul.” The soul is the invisible part of you that will never stop living.

How can the fact that we are made out of dust keep us from forgetting God and becoming proud?