Eve: Women Are Needed

Today’s Reading: Genesis 2:18-24; SOAP: 18, 22-23

18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” … Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man. 23 “At last!” the man exclaimed. “This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken from ‘man.’”

Genesis 2:18, 22-23
My Observations:

Don’t you love that God didn’t just create but became intimately involved with His creation? He could have simply created man to name and tend the animals and all that He had made but instead He wanted the best for man. God demonstrated not only His interest but His concern for man’s needs and providing the exact fit. The man not only noticed what God had done but was pleased with what the LORD God had done for him. We hear his pleasure in his exclamation, “This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh!” Then he gave her a fitting – and if you ask me – a romantic name, a derivative of his own, saying – “She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken from ‘man.'”

Our Response:

Sometimes when we are looking to see how we can apply Scripture the only answer is to take notice of what God has done or is pleased with or would like to happen. In this case …

  • Take notice of how God worked in and for His creation and remember that He never changes. His behavior with Adam and Eve, here “in the beginning”, is a picture of how He is with us now and we should respond accordingly
  • Take notice that God created a woman – not a carbon copy of man but a “counterpart” – one who “fit” him perfectly
  • And don’t miss that she was “just right”, not only in man’s eyes, but in God’s – see Genesis 1:31.

So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. … Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good!

Genesis 1:27 and 31
My Prayer Response:

Father, how creative You were and how blessed we are to get to know how and why You created ‘woman’ for man. It is good to be reminded that You were pleased with both man and woman and that we weren’t simply a carbon copy but a perfect fit and compliment for the man, and that we were both meant to be used for Your glory. – In Jesus’ Name be glorified in each of us participating in this study. Help us to learn how to become beautifully surrendered woman in every area of our lives. Amen and Amen!

More Insight: Available at Love God Greatly – Monday morning, June 13, 2022

https://lovegodgreatly.com/lgg-blog/

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