Given the space I devoted yesterday to spiritual death, I thought I’d follow up today with a post on the biblical case for man’s spirit.
Here we go.
1. Man has a spirit.
2. Man’s spirit is immortal. [See the heading ]
3. Man’s spirit can be divided from the body and destroyed. .
4. God’s spirit contends with man’s spirit. [Some translations say “abide.”]
5. Can be sad or vexed to the point a person can’t eat.
6. Man’s spirit can be encouraged and motivated.
7. Can be in anguish.
8. Can turn against God.
9. Can search for meaning and truth.
10. Man’s spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
11. Can be revived by water or food. and
12. Can be faithful and steadfast in the Lord.
13. Can be rebellious.
14. Can faint and melt in despair and fear.
15. Can be reborn.
16. Can be grieved and troubled and alarmed.
17. Can be drug down by lethargy and stupor.
18. Can be fervent.
19. Can be meek and gentle.
20. Can be present though the body is absent.
21. Can be holy.
22. Can be restless.
23. Can be filthy.
24. Can be lifted out of sorrow.
25. Can be in unity with others.
26. Can worship God.
27. Can rejoice.
28. Can be an example to others.
29. Leaves body at death.
30. Can be dead through sin.
31. Can be made alive in Christ.
Naturally, this is not an exhaustive list, so…what’d I miss that you think I should include? Looking forward to your thoughts. Brutal and all.