Copyright © December 19, 2003
by Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E.
All Rights Reserved.
God created Adam in His own image from the dust of the ground.
God breathed His eternal soul into Adam and he awoke and looked around.
From that one breath from God each new member of the human race
received a soul that will live forever in Heaven or in the other place.
While Adam was asleep from one of his ribs God created Eve,
to be Adam's future wife and to her only should he cleave.
The mystery of creation is that God saw fit to separate
the seed of life between His first two children who would soon mate.
Together they could continue God's work of creation,
and give birth unto new lives in obedience to God's direction.
Jesus told a parable of giving talents to men He did not name.
One man did nothing with his talent to his own eternal shame.
Are you using God's gift properly or following a path of your own?
What account will you give when you stand before your Father's Throne?
Reference Scripture Verses
Genesis 1:26 - Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness,"
Genesis 2:7 - And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Genesis 2:21-22 - So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
Genesis 1:27-28 - So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number;"
Genesis 2:24 - For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
Malachi 2:15 - Has not the LORD made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring.
Matthew 25:14-30 - it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more. So also, the one with the two talents gained two more. The man who had received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money. After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. The man who had received the five talents brought the other five. 'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.' His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!' The man with the two talents also came. 'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with two talents; see, I have gained two more.' His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!' Then the man who had received the one talent came. 'Master,' he said, 'I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.' His master replied, 'You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest. Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents. For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
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