“God formed man of dust from the ground, and He blew into his nostrils the soul of life; and man became a living beast.” ~ Genesis 2:7
In the Biblical narrative, man is the only creation to have the breath of God blown into it. Yet, even with this additional life-soul, man is still described as a beast – the same term used for all other land-based creatures. Why? Surely with a piece of God Himself alive within him, man is the most elevated of all! Because our humanity – and our Godliness – exist in potential only. Like an electric light, your soul needs switching on to shine.