‘And the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being.’
We shall see how this detail is worked on recurringly by Holy Spirit for our instruction. The vision of Dry bones for example signifies the breath of life. Later we read that on the day of Pentecost ‘ a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven(Ac.2:3-4).
Ez.37:5-10’I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.’ Here we see the burden of divine Will as illustrated by God the Spirit. Abundant life is what he desires for his children.
The narrative account here incorporates the manner God fashioned the man. This body is from the earth but is shown as potent. The Psalmist makes it clear that the body as the means it is to do the divine Will.’I have come to do your will,O God.(‘Psa 40:6-8)This is recalled in the epistle to the Hebrews where the ministry of Christ as fulfilment of divine Will. Just as Adam had a body the Word being made flesh could perfect Will in the body of Jesus christ(Heb10:14).
In short this chapter is a commentary on the Will of God with special focus on man.