From June 25th, 2020
8 And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” 19 Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.
21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 22 Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
*** Has it ever occurred to you that God built Adam alone first and Eve separately.? If you read the story it is easy to come away with the impression that God in all his power and foreknowledge created all the heavens and the earth. Filled earth with myriads of life on the earth, in the sky and in the sea. He created all of it with the power of reproduction requiring two in almost every species and variety of life, yet he creates one man alone.
*** He declares that everything he has made up until this point is Good then announces that it is not good for man to be alone (he says this within mans hearing and for his benefit). Man, created in the image of God was not meant to be alone. Why did god not create woman along side Adam?
*** After making that statement in mans hearing God proceeds to parade all living creatures before the mans o that he can name them. After studying each one closely (all of creation) he realizes that in all of creation there is none suitable to be his companion. Not only is it not good for man to be alone but now there is no one to take that emptiness away. Now God steps in and takes a part of man and from it creates the woman. Everything that she is came from out of Adam who himself was the very image of God.
*** God could have created her to begin with but in the midst of all he created which was “good” he creates man in a situation that was “not Good’. Knowing what he would ultimately do he paused on the way to his final creation of man and woman. This pause demands an investigation. Why did he do this?
*** I take 2 things away from this:
1) God wanted Adam to be fully aware of just how “not good “it was for him to be alone by experience (why). He wanted him to know that there was no other part of creation that could give what he was missing except for the woman. In addition in removing a part of him it would imply that he now no longer had that which was taken from within him and knew it. To be complete he must have her in his life.
2) Is it possible that since we were created in His image and likeness that God was sharing with man His heart to have companionship with someone of the same nature as he himself. This could be a little farfetched except that we are told ultimately we are heading to a wedding feast as the bride of the messiah.
Revelation 19:7 Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready;
2 Corinthians 11:2 For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.
*** Adams response to Gods answer reveals a lot.
Genesis 2:23 And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.” 24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
*** Consider how now that he knows it is not good to be alone by experience he would do anything to remain with her.
Ephesians 5: 28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.