We Were Formed From the Dust
Remember that God created mankind on the sixth day when he created the animals (Genesis 1:26-31).
26 Then God said, “And now we will make human beings; they will be like us and resemble us. They will have power over the fish, the birds, and all animals, domestic and wild, large and small.” 27 So God created human beings, making them to be like himself. He created them male and female, 28 blessed them, and said, “Have many children, so that your descendants will live all over the earth and bring it under their control. I am putting you in charge of the fish, the birds, and all the wild animals. 29 I have provided all kinds of grain and all kinds of fruit for you to eat; 30 but for all the wild animals and for all the birds I have provided grass and leafy plants for food”—and it was done. 31 God looked at everything he had made, and he was very pleased. Evening passed and morning came—that was the sixth day.
God formed mankind from dust (Genesis 2:7).
7 Then the Lord God took some soil from the ground and formed a man out of it; he breathed life-giving breath into his nostrils and the man began to live.
This shows that we are part of the world which God created. That is the reason we act like animals in some ways. We can hear, smell, and make noises. We like to rest under the trees when the sun is hot. We fight like lions.
Yet in some other important ways, we are different than animals. In fact, we are much better than animals.