What is the human soul as revealed in the Bible?
The soul is your psychological part composed of your mind, will, and emotion. It’s the part of your inner being created by God for the purpose of reflecting and expressing Him.
Listen to what Mary the mother Jesus said after she became pregnant with Jesus,
“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has exulted in God my Savior.” (Luke 1:46-47)
First, her spirit exulted in God her Savior. That indicates that she contacted God with her spirit. Then, her soul magnified the Lord, that is, she expressed Him.
So you can see from this verse that there is a difference between the soul and spirit of man. They are two different parts, each possessing their God-created purpose.
However, due to man’s fall, both parts–spirit and soul–were severely damaged, losing their God-created function. As I mentioned in another post, “Three Ways Man’s Fall Poisoned You,” our spirit became deadened, unable to contact and receive God and our soul was ruined unable to reflect and express God.
This inherited defect of soul, left us with a soul sickness that needs God’s healing through our cooperation.
So in this post I’ll consider the three parts of your soul from the Bible along with three practical points for healing soul sickness. By such a dealing your soul can become useful in fulfilling its God-created function of reflecting and expressing Christ.