Out of the ground God created every beast & bird; even Adam... Genesis 2:19
Woman was different. She was created from LIFE. The first mother, who would create and carry life was herself from life. One man, also became one woman. I am focusing all my attention on the significance of Genesis 2:19-23 today.
I wanted to focus here on the significance of woman not being created like all the others. She was created from man, for him. A perfect partner.
Adam said, "bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh" (v 23) He stood astonished and amazed. Go back to the list of words God used to describe his comparable helper.
It is believed in some doctrines that Adam himself possessed characteristics of both man and woman. When God took from Adam, he took the feminine part. We aren't talking physical parts necessarily, we are talking about emotions and our nature as women. It's believed that the naming of all the animals had a feminine influence. Consider this, the influence was done so without inhibiting Adam from his task of naming. It was simply an influence, one that was so great it is demonstrated even today in the language of other cultures.
He took away from Adam to give him Eve, creating his feminine counter part as a walking, breathing, loving woman and leaving him with the masculine.
All that to say...you my friend, were never an after thought.
There are many analogies for the significance of taking from Adam and creating a woman. Let's focus on what this means for you, as a wife. It is simple. God dreamed you up. He knitted you together with each fiber of your being. He created you for a purpose. Being a wife to your husband is part of His plan. He created you! He created you for a purpose and part of your purpose as a wife, is to be a wife.
If you believed God would create the perfect wife for your husband, do you believe you are his perfect, comparable companion? If God had laid your husband down in a deep sleep, would He have pulled a rib from him and created you? Your answer is "Yes!" Even if you feel differently, the truth is "Yes".
...he who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and all that comes from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it; I the Lord have called you to righteousness. I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant and a light. Isaiah 42: 5 & 6
Oh sister, isn't that just beautiful. He created all of the things we need to survive and flourish. He breathed life into us and gave our eyes a vision of beauty in the heavens to awe us. He puts the ground beneath our feet so that we will know He is who He is. All of this and more just to call you to righteousness. He will hold your hand and make you to be a promise and a light. You are this to the world when you draw yourself close to Him and you are these things to your husband. He put within you the power to open the eyes of the blind, to free captives from prison and to release those that sit in darkness. Isaiah 45:7
Because of Jesus, we have this power. We can, with the power of the Holy Spirit given to us by our Jesus, we can open our husbands eyes when he is blind to truth, when he is captive and held prisoner to sin, and when he sits in darkness we can be his light.
You, sister, were created to be the perfect compatible, comparable counter part to your husband. Do you ever feel that is not true? Do you believe the devil is always out to discredit God's Truth? Don't you for a second believe Satan's lies! As hard as it is to perfectly love, you were still created to be everything your imperfect husband needs. With marriage you have to put feelings aside sometimes, put circumstances aside, and look truth right in the eye.
O people in Zion, inhabitants in Jerusalem, you shall weep no more. He will be very generous to you at the sound of your cry. When He hears it. He will answer you. -Isaiah 30:9
Your creator hears you.
I am married to my high school sweetheart. We've been pressing ahead together for over 24 years. We have 5 beautiful children; 3 by my own body and 2 through foster to adopt. I wrote this Bible study in 2009, years ago, for myself and shared it on my blog. It is very dear to my heart. It's been tweaked and edited many times and I'm proud to be bringing it back to you. Over the years I received countless emails from women who credited this study with changing their marriage for the better. Since removing it from my old blog I have received just as many emails asking when it would return. I hope you enjoy spending your time in God's Word with me.