God’s Great Idea

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Though “Adam At the Office” is humorous, it’s not at all accurate (see previous post).  When you read the story of Creation from the Bible, you see something a little different. No Adam coming to God with a pity party, begging God to fix his need. No, God was the one who saw the need first and filled the void without even being asked.  In fact, for all we know, Adam may not have noticed how bad he had it! God, however, sees everything – what the need is now and what the need will be in the future. With a little creativity and supernatural insight, God set in the “big fix.”

Let’s take a look at Genesis 2:18-24: And the Lord said, It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him. Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. So Adam gave names to all cattle to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept, and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. And Adam said, “This in now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh (Genesis 2:19-24).

Notice that God was the one who did all the work. Adam didn’t have a say in how the problem was to be solved. In fact, God didn’t want Adam’s hands anywhere near the process. Being human, Adam would have messed up the whole thing. He wouldn’t have received the best solution from an all-knowing God. God saw how valuable marriage would be and wanted—in the end—to declare that it was “good.” The issue was worthy of His attention and creation.  It was His idea!


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