“The Lord God formed man out of the clay of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and so man became a living being.” —Genesis 2:7

The human person is both made in the image of God and formed from the earth. We are spiritual and material, co-creators and created. We are to cultivate God’s creation, and with the Lord even create new life through the gift of marriage and sexuality.

Prayer: Father, may I have a profound respect for every detail of Your spiritual and physical ecology. Give me an awe, respect, and fear of You, which is the beginning of wisdom (Ps 111:10).
Promise: “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one body.” —2:24

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