“…and the man became into a living soul” (Genesis 2:7).
Adam was formed of the dust of the ground but he became a living soul; not of his own volition, but through the will of God, who gave Adam life. It was God who determined that man should be made into a living soul; it is God who determines that each one of us will be born. We have no say in the time or place of our birth; that is God’s exclusive business.
One day, man finds himself in conscious awareness and accepts the fact that he is; from that moment his volitional life begins and what happens after that becomes his business. Generally, he will strut and boast and, encouraged by the sound of his own voice, will declare that he is an individual independent of God, that God doesn’t exist. This is an experience typical of the lives of most people; Adam was the first to show his independence from God, thus wrecking his life and the lives of all who followed him.
But while we may dismiss God from our life, He will be there at the end, just as He was at the beginning. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the one who is, who was and who is to come; He had the first word that began our lives and He will have the last; to God belongs the absolute right to take up at the last what He began at the first and each one of us is in the hands of God whether we believe in Him or not.
For believers, it would be wisdom to keep this thought in our minds and to live in the light of this terrible truth; God is the first and the last!