by Christina Farris
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. Several things we can understand God seen in man it was not good for him to be alone. Man looked at all the animals God asked him to name, and found no help mate for him. Pets are loving, pets are good and even great companions, but man can not reproduce offspring with them. There was no animal that was compatible in regards to communication. Most of us would agree our animals communicate back to us what they need or want and give more then they ever take from their owners. Companionship is important of our own species. Might take a dog on a hunting trip, a cat might keep one's feet warm at night and greet you in the morning light, but pets do not understand the need of human companionship or conversation. People need people. Animals need animals. God knows how much did Adam need someone like himself. Yet that one gift God gave would be the test of Adam's loyalty after Eve deception. Eve would betray Adam with fruit that God had forbidden him to eat. Eve would prevent Adam from being always obedient to God. Yet Adam seen his wife for the first time and exclaimed she is now bone of my bone as his rib cage has he hurt from the missing rib, and wound from the cut in his side where the bone was removed, claiming this is also flesh of my flesh, and she shall be called Wo-man, because of the wound in my side. She was taken our of man. Adam had no mother or father, but God decreed that aman shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife and they be one flesh. Adam your sons will leave you to be with their wives. The first couple felt no shame at having no clothes.
God formed Eve from man. I often wonder why did God not just make another being out of clay. Was it necessary to take a part of Adam to reproduce a carbon copy as we know it as far as DNA. See if you want to trace all people to one tribe one can do so to Noah at the least and then to Adam and Eve. Science would like to try and clone a human in the way God did, but it is impossible. Science can do skin grafts and make human skin regrow. They can replant blood cells to help reproduce new blood cells and even stem cells. But they can not take the earth and form man, and then take his rib and form a woman. Most would agree bone is not pliable in regards to being able to bend and move into any shape you desire. Science learn to take bone and put braces on them and other parts of the body to shift them in direction they need them to grow or mold in. Yet man can not make bone to grow into a human being with all the joints and muscles as Eve was created.
What does Eve coming from Man show about creation. When God took any substance for example water he said to bring forth living creatures from water such as fish and birds of the air. They were created out of water, they are not mammals. Mammals were created from the earth. If you think about science there is divisions of animals, reptiles, fish and birds. amphians from Mammals. Now early creation even in science claims original species of animals were single cell organisms that continue to mutate over time. Now creation says that it was made in a day. In fact this is possible, because if God can move at the speed of light so can his creation ever be transforming at His same speed, how do we know because God's healing power can be instant at the speed of light. A worm broken in half will create another worm. You cut a person in half they will not reproduce. Take a set of siamese twins that have all matching parts and separate them they will live a normal life no longer connected. If you take another siamese twin that shares same organ or bones they may not be able to be separated without one having either articial implant or only one organ like a kidney. What God showing through malformations of humanity is how he can multiple body parts and grow new ones. If you living with a malformation consider it a blessing and reminder of how God can do the impossible.
There is a point this morning. One might want to ask how could complexity of man be made of dust and then woman out of Adam's rib. It is hard belief and to grasp. It is even harder with knowledge of science because then their is a God or something else out there non known to man how these things occurred. We know bone grows back sometimes with amputees, but it usually or never really grows back the whole arm or leg. Yet we hear stories of arms and legs growing back from time to time through prayer. Some will say prothetics are being used and no doubt some miracles happen by act of man and God but a true miracle is like the ear cut off from soldier that arrested Jesus, who was healed immediately.
Man can not duplicate God in every part of reproduction, because if they could no mechanical arms would be necessary they just regrow a human bone back from man's cut off arm that is attached. They can sometimes reattache limb, but they can not regrow one yet. God molded Eve just from one rib of Adam. Yes it is hard to grasp and even believe, but God gave nature a chance to glorify God through malformities that occur. God is demonstrating his power through these oddities in nature, and these people are often blessing to the human spirit, allso it can help belief then why question it. Somethings are accepted by faith and never questioned, but those things which can be proven will not hurt anyone to dig a little deeper if it will help with belief. Increase your faith with knowledge through science, through study of miracles.
The struggle of faith the struggle of understanding God gave man companionship and a pain in his side all in the same day. Let alone fruit and earth on the day of first sin. If we can grasp that God does know what best for us, we must understand that God's blessing can have a curse behind it if we follow not his instructions. God knows our desire, and he knows our pain to receive a blessing and he knows the blessing can be a curse if we use it in correctly. Our relationship with our spouses can be painful at times and yet also a blessing and then a curse. Yet we also know if both sexes are welling to obey God there is perfect harmony in the marriage. If you put God first in your marriage planning and your life, God will bring back unity of the home, the soul, the human hearts need of companionship being fullfilled in the marriage partner. Choose a person that is saved, and realize that your an individual and not always growing in God at the same rate.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for human companionship also with your creation of the animal kingdom. In Jesus precious name, Amen.
Continual Scripture Study for Devotion:
Luke 22:50-51 KJV
Genesis 1:20-28 KJV