There was a time in my life when I was basically living like an animal, rather than a spirit created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26, 27). I was only seeking to fulfill my selfish desires.
“So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee” (Psalm 73:22).
“Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee. Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about” (Psalm 32:9-10).
Have you ever considered that you owe your very existence to God? Man needs to open his eyes to the reality that he is more than some animal, and live as a spiritual being instead of a fleshly creature: “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” (Romans 8:1).
I understand now that we are created for greater things—eternal things, and we should live our lives according to the will of the One who gave us life and offers us eternal life in bliss (Eccl. 12:13-14; Acts 17:28; Rom. 12:1, 2; Revelation 4:11).
Are you living like an animal, only concerned about physical, temporal things of this life, or are you living like a spirit made in the image of God?