Good morning y’all. Today we continue in our study of Genesis. We are in chapter 2.
Holy Spirit we ask you open our eyes to see, our ears to hear and our hearts to perceive the truth in the word today. Without you we can’t understand what we are reading so we ask for your help. In Jesus Name. Amen.
This chapter further breaks down the summary of creation we saw in chapter 1. Tells how man and woman were created and we also have our 1st romance story i think 🙂 in this chapter.
Here we go 🙂
God rested on the 7th day. This tells me we too need to rest every now and then. We need to get refreshed so that we don’t burn out. Jesus was a good example of this. Every time after he spent his day with the crowd, scripture says he always retreated to a quiet place to pray and spend time with his father to get re-energized for the next assignment.
God made provision for the man. V15 says God put the man in the garden of Eden to care for it and work for it. God already knows our needs. If he could provide for Adam without him asking I’m sure God can meet our need as well. Lets trust and believe He will meet us at our point of need.
God gives the 1st instruction to man in v 16-17. He was told he can eat any fruit except one – fruit from the tree which gives knowledge of good and evil. Gods instructions are not for his own benefit rather they are for ours. He knows what we can handle so when he asks us not to do something it’s because he is a loving father who wants what’s best for his children.
Again we see God in V18 looking out for the man. Adam didn’t tell God he needed a mate but God knew he would be lonely as there was none of his species around to relate to. Even when we are not aware, God is always looking out for us…looking for ways to meet our needs and show us how much he loves us.
V19 Says whatever Adam called each living thing, that became it’s name. What are you calling the situations in your life. The power of life and death is in your tongue, use it wisely.
God created woman to be a help meet for the man. I like the story of how this came to being. This is pure boy meets girl fall in love instantly kind of story we find in these verses (V19 -23). Pls indulge me to tell the story my own style 🙂
So man went to sleep one day and he woke up and right in front of him was this specie he had never seen before. Now don’t forget that before man went to sleep he had been busy naming every living thing, so he had seen every specie possible at least that’s what he thot. Then he took a rest for the day. Woke up and lo and behold this magnificent heavenly looking, fine from head to toe specie was before him. I’m sure man thot he was dreaming. Probably he pinched himself a couple of times to just make sure it was reality…lol. Anyways when man finally realised oh boy this real, he was so flabawhelmed and overghasted that he exclaimed Wo! Man!. And till today that specie is known as Woman (Oh I’m glad he exclaimed woman and not something else…no telling what we would be called..lol). He claimed her as his own, recognised her instantly knowing she was taken out of him a part of his flesh and bones. And they lived happily ever after. 🙂
As women our job is to help our men, encourage them to be all that God has called them to be, to be their loudest cheerleader and their number 1 fan. We are not to be tearing them down or making them feel incompetent. That’s so against the original purpose why we were created.
They were naked but not ashamed that’s because there was no sin. Sin is what brings the guilt and shame. Thanks to Jesus we are no longer ashamed. His blood has washed away our sins and we can bodly come before the father now without feeling ashamed or condemned.
Thanks for joining today and pray you have been blessed. Feel free to share your thoughts on the chapter.
We continue in chapter 3 tomorrow.
Have a blessed day and Remember we are no longer ashamed thanks to Jesus 🙂
***With God all things are possible***