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Genesis 2:18

Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” 


Why was it not good for Adam to be alone? Was it because God didn’t want Adam to suffer a lonely life, seeing that the other creatures had intimate companions? And why did God make Eve later, after the creation of Adam, as if He hadn’t thought of it before? Listen: we shouldn’t interpret the anthropomorphic language Moses uses here as if God suddenly realized something He hadn’t before, or as if He crafted Eve simply to fulfill Adam’s physical and emotional needs. Genesis 1 tells us why: “God made man in His image … male and female He made them.” So there’s the answer. God crafted woman, just as He crafted man, in His image, because He wanted to reveal something more about Himself than Adam alone could reveal. And it isn’t even about man and woman as distinct image-bearers either (which is part of it); it’s about man and woman together in unity where God’s likeness is most wonderfully seen. 


How tragic that chauvinism and feminism continue to permeate our world today, when man and woman together has always been the more beautifully divine way.