On the last day of creation, God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness” Genesis 1:26. Thus, He finished His work with a “personal touch.” God formed man from the dust and gave him life by sharing His own breath (Genesis 2:7). Accordingly, man is unique among all God\’s creations, having both a material body and an immaterial soul/spirit.
Having the “image” or “likeness” of God means, in the simplest terms, that we were made to resemble God. Scripture says that “God is spirit” (John 4:24) and therefore exists without a body. However, Adam\’s body did mirror the life of God insofar as it was created in perfect health and was not subject to death.