“Then the LORD God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.’ Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him. So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.
The man 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. 2:18-23
It was the first thing in all of creation declared “not good:” the man, alone.
As Gilda Rudner said, “Men don’t live well alone. They live like … bears with furniture.”
Many of us can testify to this fact, having known our husbands both before we were married, and after, when we see the evidence every time we leave the house for a few hours. Man is inherently designed for relationship, being created in the image of a triune God Who has always existed in relationship. And so Adam was not left alone. Eve is fashioned specifically from him and for him. Which means, of course, that Eve is designed for relationship, too—indeed, never existed outside of it.
But the woman hasn’t been created only as Adam’s helper. God has a deeper purpose in mind …
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