September 18, 2010

Cause to Continue

(GWT)from Psalms 12 Help, O LORD. No godly person is left. Faithful people have vanished from among Adam's descendants! All people speak foolishly. They speak with flattering lips. They say one thing but mean another. May the LORD cut off every flattering lip and every bragging tongue that has said, "We will overcome with our tongues. With lips such as ours, who can be our master?"  "Because oppressed people are robbed and needy people groan, I will now arise," says the LORD. "I will provide safety for those who long for it."  The promises of the LORD are pure, like silver refined in a furnace and purified seven times.  O LORD, you will protect them. You will keep each one safe from those people forever.  Wicked people parade around when immorality increases among Adam's descendants. For the choir director; a psalm by David.

Genesis 2:22 (GWT, NAS)

Then the LORD God formed a woman from the rib that he had taken from the man. He brought her to the man.

The LORD God fashioned F56 into a woman the R63 rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.
Banah – Hebrew word that we translated into fashioned or formed.
Hebrew Definition:
1. to build, rebuild, establish, cause to continue
2. to build a house (ie, establish a family)
3. to be build
4. to be rebuilt established (figuratively of restored exiles) made permanent be built up (of childless wife becoming the mother of a family through the children of a concubine)

Through God’s creativity He created life that would procreate living souls and one creation that had this potential as an empowered image of them to co-create living souls with a spirit. This was the reason that none were found suitable.

He required of Adam to subdue all things, tame the creatures use all the resources that God had created for good. God had already set in place all parameters of protection, separation – Adam was supposed to carry out these things as a living image of God. When we look back at the meaning of the rib we can see why he chose the rib and not the thigh bone, for instance.  The rib has meaning of marriage, the walls or beams of God temple. God fills the temple Adam takes care of it all and Eve helped to build establish and give Adam a “cause to continue” this good fight.

If we do not respect, uphold, tame all that God has given us we become what destroys it. If you are a man – remember that the woman God gave you is your “Cause to Continue”. Respect God, show Him how much you love Him by protecting your love….your wife. As you will read tomorrow – Adam basically said – I now understand and have a Cause to Fight for this it is now outside me so that I may see. I will leave my mother and father and this love and I will then BE united. That is something larger than me and my “Cause to Continue”

This is my prayer: that we will all learn from Adam and Ever as God tells us this love story and become all that He implores us to be …..for His kingdom and glory.

With the Love of our Christ,