As you read the creation account you read again and again, “It was good.” Then, when all is created, you read, “It was very good.” But then you read something that was not good! And then you read how God fixed it. Today’s devotional explains all that. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Genesis 2:18-24 (ESV)
18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” 19 Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said,
“This at last is bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
because she was taken out of Man.”
24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
“Having shown the man that no animal would do for his helper, God made another human from man’s own flesh and bone to be like him — and yet very unlike him. He did not create another male. He created a female. And Adam recognized in her the perfect counterpart to himself…. By creating a person like Adam yet very unlike Adam, God provided the possibility of a profound unity that otherwise would have been impossible. There is a different kind of unity enjoyed by the joining of diverse counterparts than is enjoyed by joining two things just alike. When we all sing the same melody line it is called unison, which means ‘one sound.’ But when we unite diverse lines of soprano and alto and tenor and bass, we call it harmony; and everyone who has an ear to hear knows that something deeper in us is touched by great harmony than by mere unison. So God made a woman and not another man. He created heterosexuality, not homosexuality.””[John Piper, Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist, (Sisters, OR: Multnomah Press, 2003), p. 211]