Soul in the fabric of our lives

For the Lesson titled "Soul" for August 12 - 18, 2013

The Bible stories in this week’s Lesson, titled “Soul,” give us insight into the multifaceted aspects of Soul expressed in all creation for all time. We hear God’s comforting promise of Soul’s expression in Leviticus, “I will walk among you, and will be your God” (26:12, Responsive Reading). There’s the promise we have from David, most likely the author of Psalm 145, “Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations” (verse 13, citation 3).

David also sings a song praising God’s sovereignty. He pleads as an individual for God to “deliver me from the hand of strange children [foreigners],” but the song is also for the collective good. The psalm continues, “that our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, ... that our garners [barns] may be full” (Psalms 144:9, 11–15, cit. 8). We find Soul’s expression in the practical details of our lives as we are commissioned to glorify God.

Nearly 1,000 years later, Philip, one of seven evangelists anointed by the original twelve disciples, healed many individuals—those who had unclean spirits, were paralyzed, or lame: “And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did” (Acts 8:6, cit. 15). This story shows that the expression of Soul cannot be limited to an individual. When one person reflects Soul, many feel the presence of God.

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