The Inward & Hidden Parts of Man – Ch 6a


I.       The three parts of man—spirit, soul and body

  1. First Thessalonians 5:23 indicates that we are tripartite, or, of three parts—spirit, soul and body.

“And the God of peace Himself sanctify you wholly, and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete…”

  1. Hebrews 4:12 mentions the spirit and soul, and the dividing of these two parts; if we would know Christ and enter into Him as our good land, we must discern the spirit from the soul.

Heb. 4:12  For the word of God is living and operative…piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit and of joints and marrow…”

  1. In Luke 1:46, 47 the soul and spirit are again distinguished.

Luke 1:46, 47 And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has exulted in God my Savior.

3 circles, 3 parts of soul

II.      The three parts of the soul—mind, will, and emotion

  1. The mind—the part in the soul that knows, considers, and remembers.

Lam. 3:20 My soul remembers them well…

2. The will—the part in the soul that makes decisions: chooses, refuses, and seeks.

Job 6:7  My soul refuses to touch them…

3. The emotion—the part in the soul that expresses: love, hatred, joy, grief, desire.

S.S. 1:7  Tell me, you whom my soul loves…”

4. These verses establish the ground to verify the three parts in the soul—mind, will and emotion; these parts cover all the functions of the soul.

Spoken December 9, 2013


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