Summary: God Created Three Things When He Created Eve.
Rev. Wayne A. Lawson, M.Min
First Baptist Church
(Preached Mothers Day)
Scripture: Genesis 2:21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
Title: When God Created Eve
This morning I want to spend a few minutes honoring not only Mothers – but, I want to honor all Women. I found myself praying some weeks ago about this mornings Mother’s Day worship service. The Holy Spirit dealt with me in such a unique way. I want to spend some time examining a familiar passage of Scripture. I pray that it will become alive in your spirit just as it has become so alive in mine. I will talk this morning from the subject “When God Created Eve.” The Greek word Genesis which is the introductory book in Old Testament - means the beginning. The Bible opens with the words “IN THE BEGINNING” that is to say Genesis. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. On six different days God created LIGHT – DARKNESS – FIRMAMENT – DRY LAND – SEAS – GRASS – SUN – MOON – STARS – WATER CREATURES – FOULS OF THE AIR – CATTLE – CREEPING THINGS – BEASTS OF THE EARTH. On the SIXTH DAY God created MAN in His own image and placed him in the Garden of Eden.
· On the first day God created and pronounced in Vs. 10 “…GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD”
· After second day of creating God pronounced in Vs. 12 “…AND GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD”
· After three days God created and pronounced in Vs. 18 “…AND GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD”
· On day four Vs 21 “…AND GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD”
· After creating living creatures and cattle on fifth day Vs. 25 “…AND GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD”
· On sixth day God created man in His own image and gave him dominion Vs. 31 “…AND BEHOLD IT WAS VERY GOOD…”
I do realize that we are all very familiar with the creation account. However, there is something within it that seized my attention. After God created and looked out at all that He had done. He pronounced it all to be good. God now was in communion with his creation called man. God would talk with Adam even in the cool of the day. Yet, the Narrative quickly turns in Chapter 2 Vs. 18 it is here that God notes Adam needed more. Vs. 18 “AND THE LORD GOD SAID, IT IS NOT GOOD -- THAT THE MAN SHOULD BE ALONE; I WILL MAKE HIM AN HELP MATE FOR HIM.” God saw that it was not good for man to be alone so He took a rib from Adam and created. God did not create another man for Adam -- Adam needed more than another male’s companionship. God gave definite spheres to these intelligent creatures. Anatomically, Adam was given a large strong body. Eve was given a smaller more delicate body.
When God created Eve, she was created with the purpose of making a positive difference in the world. Without the presence of Eve as a separate identity, even though all was perfect in the world, God was able to say “something here is not good.” There was Adam, the perfect man, and yet he was missing something that was good. The good he was missing was Eve. Everything alive had been made from the dust of the earth, but God desired to take creation to another level. He wanted a fantastic product, so God used some complicated parts to begin.
· He put Adam to sleep and took a rib and some flesh from him and started working on Eve
· While Adam was yet asleep, God and Eve had some time together as God prepared her for this historic meeting
· It would be great to know what all God told Eve about Adam while he was sleeping
· But I guess we’ll have to hold that question in the Pool of eschatology
You see my brothers and sisters I see something really significant in this text. Something that took me years to understand. There are “Three Things” I see in this text. First, God created a “Woman.” Eve had been created for Glory and Honor . There was something special about woman from the very beginning of creation. Adam knew instinctively that He was to honor this woman. In Hebrew, the word for man is “Ish” and the word for woman is “Isshah.” Adam recognized Eve to be on his level and that honor was due to her. That same honor has been due to all of Eve’s descendants because every woman has been created for glory and honor. There is a beauty all about yourself as a woman, because you were created in God’s image with the purpose of bringing good into the life of others.