Genesis 2:18-25, vs. 18, “And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him”
The Lord sees the need then acts on it according to His sovereign will. How precious that God knows what we need better than we do. He has orchestrated His plan as if to say, “I will make him a helper comparable (suitable to him)”.
The words emphasize man’s need for a companion, a helper and an equal. Vs. 21-22, “22 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”. Just because a woman was made out of a man does not make her less equal deserving to be treated differently. She is special. Also as this was God’s doing, He would not need interruption from man, He therefore put the man to a deep sleep showing the first major operation done by God to bring about what He had in mind. Note that the Lord pulled one of his ribs from his side, which signifies the equality men and women have. He did not pull materials from the legs which may have meant she was beneath him or from the head to be above him. God created her; she is fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). She is God’s wonderfully designed Rose He tends to and care for.
Man was incomplete without someone to complement him in fulfilling the task of filling, multiplying and taking dominion over the earth. This shows Adam’s inadequacy and not Eve’s deficiency. In as much as it’s hard to be believe this to some of us, a woman was made by God to meet man’s deficiency. It’s like God seeing Adam and saying, “That boy won’t make it, I will make him someone”
This is why men and women are very different yet when God joins them together, they become one flesh, and there is unity in diversity because God intertwines the diversities to fit into one. This is the other reason we ought to celebrate the diversities in each one be it strength or weaknesses. They both work together for good if channeled properly.
John Calvin says, “God assigns the woman as a help to the man, he not only prescribes to wives the rule of their vocation to instruct them in their duty, but he also pronounces that marriage will really prove to men the best support of life. We may therefore conclude that the order of nature implies that the woman should be the helper of the man”
To the husbands, are you mistreating your wife, abusing her verbally, treating her like dirt because she is different? ( I’ve seen this even in churches, men worshipping God but at home they are mistreating their wives). The woman you are mistreating is God’s divine creation, His daughter. Imagine if you were a father of a little girl and someone was mistreating your daughter, would you be quiet? A sensible father would get angry and would do everything in his power to get justice and protect his little girl. The Lord will do the same for His daughters (wives). God made and brought her to you just like He did with Adam, He brought Eve to him to entrust him with His daughter. She is special in His sight, is she in yours? blessings Ev
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