Genesis 202
Lesson Eleven
The Woman


Gen 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. 
Gen 2:19 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. 
Gen 2:20 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. 
Gen 2:21 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; 
Gen 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 
Gen 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. 
Gen 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 
Gen 2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

 


Have you ever questioned if God knows everything or not? Well, if you have, you should look no further then the statement found in verse 18... "...It is not good for man to be alone..."  Wow, no statement has ever been truer. We would not survive very long without the women in our lives. God knew this, and before the day was over, God had created a woman just for him. But notice another little nugget in verse 20... " ...but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him..." God put Adam to work naming all the animals, and, apparently he was looking for someone to walk beside him, but he could not find anyone in the animal kingdom. This is yet another point of proof that Humans and Animals are different.

 

Then in verse 21 we learn how the woman was created. Remember, Adam was made from the dust of the ground. Eve then was created by using what God had already created. He took a "rib" from Adams side, and made the woman from it. Literally, the Hebrew wording is that God took "a part of a rib". And then, it tells us that God brought the Woman to Adam.

 

Now we hear from Adam. He recognizes that the "Woman" was taken from Him and gives her the feminine name of man, "Wo-man". Then he makes a profound statement... "therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." This is profound in that, first, they were the only two people on Earth at this time. There had no marriages, no families formed, and not command of God, but yet he knew that God's design was that one man and one woman were to join together for the purpose of creating a family, and that they were to leave their original family and become one with each other. How was Adam to know that in the sexual union, the two spirits join and the man and woman become one flesh? This could only have come from the mind of God Himself. It is amazing just how clear things become when you are walking in fellowship with God.

 

And then, this portion of Scripture closes with, "and they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed" Remember, the "knowledge" of sin had not yet entered. Sin was not imputed, and they were innocent. Nakedness was nothing to be ashamed of. Once sin enters the picture, the first thing they want to do is cover their nakedness. We will look at that further in another lesson.
 

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