“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.”
– Daniel Gilbert –
This quote on the internet caught my eye and I thought: “That is sort of true.” Sometimes I find with myself that I can be stubborn and refuse to learn new things out of my comfort zone. For things that I’m really good at, I can be arrogant and refuse to listen to others even, as if I know it all already.
At that moment, I was pretty curious about what God would think, so I asked: “God, what do you think about this quote?”
Then a voice responded: “It is not complete.”
After that voice, what I had learned in church emerged in my head:
God is the creator of the earth and human beings. He is perfect and his design of the human body is perfect. The body is the first creation and it is finished. However, other than the human body, God also equipped us with a spirit housed in the body. The human spirit is the second creation which is not finished and has to be made.
When I thought about this, the scripture of Matthew 5:48 also came to mind:
“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” With that epiphany, I began another journey of thinking.
Ever since I was young, I was always fascinated about how intricate and mystical a human body is and how organs and tissues work so seamlessly to make our body function properly. The mechanisms that happen in our body are very complex yet robust. However, despite how perfect the design is, to me, the fact that human body still has an expiry date burdened my mind. There had to be something more than just living our life on earth and passing away. This question had been bothering me for so long until I learned about the spirit of a human being through the bible study series in church. I began to realize the characteristics of our spirit and the fundamental purpose of our human body. I was deeply enlightened to the truth that human beings need to develop our eternal spirit through our transient physical body. The concept might sound simple but the “angel” is in the details. I encourage you to learn more through our Bible Study Series.
Some people may ask: “What does it mean to ‘make’ the spirit?
How do you make your spirit through your body?” Well, what I learned is that you need to take action on God’s Word using your body. We can think of God’s Word as grains. Grains are raw materials existing on earth that human beings used for thousands of years. Human beings didn’t create them so they are like the first creation of food that God made. People then use them to make bread, cereal, pasta, taco as well other products, which can be described as the second creation. The products can be made after we take action. Just like this, God’s Word is the first creation which is the perfect truth and finished, but your actions are the second creation which is undetermined. Whether it is finished or not depends on how much you take action according to his Word. Imagine your life as a bottle of milk, if you simply sit past the expiry date, the milk ultimately goes bad and has no value at all. However, if you use the milk to make cream, butter, yogurt, ice cream, cake or something else, it creates more value.
It is written in the Bible: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ Since we cannot actually eat God’s Word, how do we live on it? It is through taking action on his Word. The more you make your life with the perfect truth, the more value your body creates for your spirit. If you are curious about how to make your spirit through your body or want to learn about God’s Word in a profound way, our Bible Study program is just what you need! The art of making your life bright and shining is waiting for you!