Our Soul Inhabits Two Worlds
Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being —Genesis 2:7 (NASB).
And so this soul of mine is a compound of two worlds—dust and deity! It touches the boundary line of two hemispheres. It is allied on one side to the divine; on the other, to the beast of the field. Its beginning is from beneath, but its culmination is from above; it is started from the dust of the ground, but it is finished in the breath of God.
My soul, are you living up to your twofold origin? Are you remembering your double parentage, and therefore your double duty? You have a duty to your God, for His breath is in you; you have a duty to the earth, for out of it you were taken.
About the author and the source
George Matheson (1842–1906) was a blind minister in Edinburgh and author of the well-known hymn “O Love that Wilt Not Let Me Go.”
George Matheson in Thoughts for the Quiet Hour, edited by D. L. Moody.