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The First Marriage
Genesis 2:18-25
God provided the perfect solution to man’s lonliness.
#marriage
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Published December 26th, 2020
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Because God made a helper for Adam and Adam joyfully accepted her, it is to be that a man and a woman should come together as husband and wife in a one-flesh union. After the marriage between Adam and the woman, this couple had a perfect relationship, not feeling ashamed of their self.
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Genesis 2:18-25
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Then the Lord God said,
After creating man and putting him in the garden, Yahweh God said,
“It is not good that the man should be alone;
“It is not a good thing for man to be without a companion to help him fulfill his purpose;
n I will make him a helper fit for 1 him.”
so I will make for him a helper that is opposite and complementary to him.”
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o Now out of the ground
Now out of the dirt
the Lord God had formed 1 every beast of the field
Yahweh God had made all of the animals of the ground
and every bird of the heavens
and all of the birds of the sky
series
locative
and p brought them to the man
and presented them to the man
progression
to see what he would call them.
so that the man would give them a name.
actionpurpose
And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.
And the name that the man called each of these creatures, that became its official name.
actionresult
The man gave names to all livestock
The man gave names to all of the domesticated animals
and to the birds of the heavens
and to the birds of the sky
and to every beast of the field.
and to all the wild animals.
But for Adam 1 there was not found a helper fit for him.
But among all of these creatures none of them had the qualifications to be an opposite and complementary helper.
concessive
So the Lord God caused a q deep sleep to fall upon the man,
So Yahweh God put the man “under”
and while he slept
and while he was under
took one of his ribs
he performed surgery on him, taking out one of his ribs
and closed up its place with flesh.
and closing up the incision in his flesh.
temporal
And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made 1 into a woman
And Yahweh God used the man’s rib to make the first woman
and brought her to the man.
and presented her to the man
Then the man said,
Upon first seeing her the man said,
“This at last is r bone of my bones
“Finally I have found someone like me, whose bones are like my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
and whose flesh is like my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
I give her the official name of Woman,
because she was s taken out of Man.” 1
because she was made from Man.”
ground
t Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother
Because God created woman to be a suitable helper for man, it is to be that a man should also pair up with a woman, leaving his father and mother
and hold fast to his wife,
and holding fast to her, having a husband-wife relationship with her
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and they shall become one flesh.
and becoming one person.
And the man and his wife were both naked
Now that creation was complete and everything was good, man and woman lived together as husband and wife; and even though they didn’t wear clothes
and were not ashamed.
they didn’t feel any shame when they were together.
God made woman out of man to be a suitable helper for Adam.
Because none of the animals were a suitable helper for man, God made woman out of man.
God provided a suitable helper for Adam and Adam was pleased with her.
Because God made a helper for Adam and Adam joyfully accepted her, it is to be that a man and woman should come together as husband and wife in a one-flesh union.
After joining in a one-flesh union, the man and his wife had a perfect relationship with no shame or alienation.
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Genesis 2:18-25
Something is not good so God decides to fix it
Man is alone
Then the Lord God said,
“It is not good
Ground
that the man should be alone;
Content
I will make him a helper fit for him.”
God’s solution
Adam examined every one of the animals
out of the ground
Source
Now ... the Lord God had formed every beast
Concessive
of the field
Partitive
and every bird
of the heavens
and brought them
to the man
Destination
to see what he would call them.
Purpose
Result
And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.
The man gave names
Explanation
to all livestock
Destination #1
and to the birds
Destination #2
of the heavens
and to every beast
Destination #3
of the field.
But none were suitable
But ... there was not found a helper fit for him.
for Adam
Advantage
God’s solution: woman
So the Lord God caused a deep sleep
to fall
upon the man,
while he slept
Temporal
and ... took one
of his ribs
and closed up its place
with flesh.
Means
that the Lord God had taken
from the man
Separation
And the rib ... he made into a woman
and brought her
to the man.
Man is very pleased with the solution
At last!
Then the man said,
“This at last is bone
Content #1
of my bones
Material
and flesh
of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
Content #2
because she was taken
out of Man.”
The implication of God’s solution: marriage
Explanation of why marriage exists
Therefore a man shall leave his father
and his mother
and hold fast
to his wife,
and they shall become one flesh.
The aftermath: perfect relationship
Life is good
And the man and his wife were both naked
and were not ashamed.
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