September 12, 2010

Desiring Gods Best

Genesis 2:21So the LORD God caused him to fall into a deep sleep. While the man was sleeping, the LORD God took out one of the man's ribs and closed up the flesh at that place.
As I have been thinking over these verses in Genesis, several thoughts have crossed paths:

  • Adam did not find anything formed directly from the ground as he was desirable as his mate
  • God took something Adam already had within himself out of him to increase his life and make it "Good"
  • The word "took" in Hebrew also has a meaning of choose, take in marriage, receive, accept
  • The word "rib in Hebrew also has a meaning of side-chambers or cells (of temple structure)
  • When God closes up things they cannot be opened and what He opens cannot be shut
  • The word "flesh" in Hebrew also has a meaning of flesh as frail or erring (man against God)
  • The word "place"at the foot of (idiom) sweetness, subjection, woman, being burdened or oppressed (fig) of subjection or conquest
I ask that you think on these thoughts today request that the holy spirit guide you as you meditate on them.  Later this afternoon or before tomorrow I will add a second post to the topic.

In the Love of Christ with His heart I pray peace, joy and above all else love over you this day and forever, Amen,