For us who take it for granted it’s just something people are born knowing, and therefore just do without thinking about it. Of course there are some people who battle everyday just to take a breath. They understand how important it is.
But what does God say about it? Here are a few examples of breath being mentioned in the Bible.
Ecclesiastes 12:7 says breath returns to God at the time of death.
Job 33:4 says “the breath of the Almighty gives me life”
Psalm 150:6 says “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!
These are just a couple examples. Breath is mentioned several times throughout the scriptures in different books - like Timothy 3:16, Acts 17:25 and many more.
In the end, it seems breath is not only important to us for everyday life. It is also important to realize that from that first breath to our last, breath is a gift some do not know they’ve ever received. “This is what the sovereign Lord says to these bones. I will make breath enter you and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin. I will put breath in you and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord” Ezekiel 37: 5-6.
Do you know the Lord? Take a breath and think about it. Take several. God gave them to you!
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