7 Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know

Day 4 of 7 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Ruach: Which means Breath

We don’t often think about breathing … unless we’re running out of air. But breath is an important theme throughout the Bible. The Book of Genesis says God made man from mud and put skin, muscles, bones, blood vessels, tendons, veins, and hair in place, but the man was not a 'living being' until God breathed into his body. 

The word for breath in Hebrew is "Ruach" which also means Spirit, so man only becomes a "living being" when God gives him His Spirit. According to the Psalms, "everything that has breath praise the Lord". To be alive, we first inhale God’s Spirit, and then we exhale praise. Inhale Spirit, exhale praise. This is life.

Do you have this rhythm in your life?