I love the sequence of this passage. The main idea is laid out plain and simple in verse 18. God noticed that Adam was alone and needed a companion, so He decided to provide Adam with a “suitable helper”.
The implication makes me smile.
Woman was created as the solution to a problem.
The problem: Adam was alone. (v. 18)
The solution: God created the woman. (v. 22)
Don’t you see?!?
My heart swells as I think it through again.
You and I, dear sister, were designed with care and purpose. We did not stumble upon this earth by chance. Just like Eve we too were created to be the solution to a problem. We too were created to be a suitable helper.
While searching for a deeper understanding of Eve’s story I found that “helper” in Hebrew is “ezer”. All of the commentaries I came across stated that the term “helper” is used throughout the Old Testament referring to God as our helper. Jesus also used the term in the New Testament when he foretold of the Holy Spirit coming to be our helper.(1)
I take the time to point this out because I think it’s important to understand that Eve, or womankind, was not created to be man’s slave or subordinate.
Never allow yourself to be treated as such!
We were created to complement and be equal to man NOT to be enslaved by man!!
My prayer for you:
Heavenly Father, I pray that every woman reading this, young and old, may know in the depths of her soul that she belongs to you. That you took special care to design her and form her with unique gifts and talents. You created her with the ability to be the solution to a problem. I pray that you may reveal that very special and specific purpose. I thank you Lord for the richness of your word and the opportunity to see your love in it. In Jesus name, Amen.
Memory Verse: Psalm 139: 13-16
Psalm 139: 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
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Come back next week for Hello Eve Part II…
I’ll be touching on two eye opening truths.
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