Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Genesis 2:18-25. In this passage of Scripture, we see that the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.”
God created all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air from the ground. Then, He brought them to Adam to see what he would like to call them: and whatever Adam called them, that was their name. Adam gave names to all the cattle, birds, and every beast of the field.
There was no companion for Adam. God recognized that it wasn’t good for man to be alone. So, the LORD God caused a deep sleep to come upon Adam, and as he slept, the LORD took one of his ribs, and then He closed up Adam’s flesh. Basically God performed surgery on Adam removing one of his ribs.
The LORD took the rib, which He had taken from man, and made a woman, and brought her to the man. God didn’t want the man to be alone.
He made woman from the man’s rib this may signify that the woman is to walk beside the man as a companion. Some say this may be why women are so emotional because she was created from the bone that is closest to a man’s heart, the center of all our emotions.
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.” God created woman to be a companion and helper to the man. They are to work together to create a home life and family together. This was the first marriage and a great example of what God intended the marriage relationship to be like.
Verse 24 is often used in marriage ceremonies still today, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
The man and his wife were both naked, but they were not ashamed. At this time in history there was no sin in the world neither was there any clothes like there are today, so the man and woman had no reason to be ashamed that they were naked.
Proverbs 18:22 says, “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.”
Ecclesiastes 4:9-11, reminds us, “Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?”
Daily Bible Reading:
18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
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 shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Things to think about:
- Who named the animals?
- Why did God create woman?
- How did God create woman?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we read this passage, we are in awe at the way You took a rib from man and created woman. There is nothing more precious than a good relationship between a husband and wife. Thank You for creating that partnership for us. Help us not to take for granted the importance of the husband/wife relationship in our lives. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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