September 8, 2010

It's Not Good......

….For man to be alone

Genesis 2:18-20

Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is right for him.” The LORD God had formed all the wild animals and all the birds out of the ground. Then he brought them to the man to see what he would call them. Whatever the man called each creature became its name. So the man named all the domestic animals, all the birds, and all the wild animals. But the man found no helper who was right for him.

Look at all the verses below where God had stated that He saw what He created and said it was good. What was different now? Let’s examine the scriptures more closely.

In verse 15 we see that God placed Adam in the garden to farm the land and to take care of it. God then gave Adam the instructions about what He should not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil or he will surely die. Following this is when He stated it is not good for him to be alone.  God said He would make a helper that was "right" for him. 

 He brought in all the animals He had created and thought were good. He let Adam pick their names. Adam went through every single one of them and made the decision that nothing yet created was to his liking as a "helper".  Helper is derived from the Hebrew word 'ezer which means help or succour.  I didn't know what succour meant so I looked it up.  Webster defines it as relief; help, aid- something that furnishes relief.  I can see why Adam didn't believe that any of the animals could "help" him in this way.  What I don't want to overlook here however is that God didn't make this choice - Adam did.

God had given Adam all rights to his life.  He only gave wisdom to him at this point.  Adam had free will and Adam was calling the shots God simply made the choices obvious and stood by him.  Adam was free to ask for what He wanted and God lovingly obliged. 

So God created something unique, spectacular….and blew Adams mind.

We will pick up here tomorrow.

I pray that we as women understand what it looks and acts like to be a helper to the man that chose us and we said yes.  I also pray that if you are a man and made that choice that you understand the God given responsibilities toward that gift you were lavished with.  If will soon have more information to ponder over than you ever imagined possible as we study this further.

With Love,