The LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.Now what i first thought was interesting was that Gen. 1:27 had God created man. So i was a little thrown that now was when God was forming man and breathing life into him. so i was checking out the strong's numbers (which give insight into the Hebrew or Greek of the word) for some different words in them. first i looked at formed, which was very similar to the other times formed has been found in the English translation. so nice to know, but not as interesting as the other two things i found.
First, "breath of life" using the Strongs words for life, can also mean the wisdom of God. Is that crazy or what?? By breathing life into the nose of man, God imparted wisdom into us. Also, breath in the KJV is also found as blast. (This was my favorite). God wasn't just sharing a little puff of air. A BLAST of God hit man, as the Creator and Sovereign LORD imparted wisdom and life into man. How often do i make little of this? too often.
Also cool (at least i thought) was the living being. in the King James Version this is more like a soul. So before when we could have been just robots following, as living creatures, but now we have a soul. Something that can separate us from the other living creatures and give us free will.
These two things, that God imparted wisdom, power, and free will on us humble me completely. Too often I think we look at God as a lovey dovey man, but He is the Creator of the Universe, of Life, of Everything we could ever know. HE deserves much more awe and wonder than i know i ever give Him.