Job 10:11 “Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews.”
Notice Job’s understanding that “me” is not the body. Our animating essence is the soul. The body is just the housing for it.
God formed Adam out of dust, but it is the breath of life that gave a soul to mankind (Gen. 2:7).
When we use a first person perspective (I and me), we are not discussing our physical body.
When “I” see something, it is not just a matter of the way my eye perceives and brain translates information, my soul is the receptor (Luke 16:22-24).
When “I” feel emotions, it is my soul that truly experiences them.
When “I” think, it is my soul that represents the actual mind.
When “I” am Raptured or die, my soul will receive a new body and will be clothed in a white robe (2 Cor 5:1, Rev 6:11).
The physical body was born, but will die (Gen 3:19). Our spirit was dead, but can be reborn through salvation (John 3:3, Eph 2:1).
The soul is our eternal component. It is our “life force,” for lack of a better term. It is connected to our physical body at birth and would suffer in hell, but salvation connects
the soul to our spirit through rebirth and will live in heaven.
I cannot wait for my soul to experience all that God intended me to experience back when he created Adam in the garden. I cannot wait for the fulfillment of His promises in eternity.
Are you saved? Is your soul going to be dragged to hell, or will you join me in heaven? If you do not know for sure, but would like to find out how, please leave a comment, email me, or find me on social media – Simmons Opinions on FB and @Parasociologist on Twitter.