Reading: Genesis 1-2:25

Focus Scripture:
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. Genesis 1:31

The first two chapters of Genesis are rich with examples of God’s power, His plan, and His wisdom. Not only do we see the creation of the world (and all that’s in it) being birthed by God’s voice alone, but we also see how God has a purpose for all that He makes (i.e. “Let the waters beneath the sky flow together into one place, SO dry ground may appear.” – Genesis 1:9). We also see that He takes great pleasure in seeing that purpose fulfilled in His creation as we repeatedly read the phrase, “and He saw that it was good.”  

Interestingly enough, in chapter 2, we see a drastic contrast to that repeated phrase in verse 18…

               Then the Lord said, “It is not good for the man to be alone…” (my emphasis added).

This is the only instance of God’s creation in which we see His displeasure. However it’s not left without resolve. God sets out to create for Adam a “helper who is just right for him” (vs. 18b). Previously, God had created all living beings from the “dust of the earth” (vs. 19) but, in His great wisdom decided to, instead, create woman from the man’s rib. 

God’s choice to create Eve from Adam’s rib instead of the “dust of the earth” confused me at first. Obviously God is powerful enough to create woman from the “dust of the earth,” just as He did every other living creature; but, I think He knew the great potential of having the created pair reunite into “one flesh” through marriage. I also think this is why divorce is so damaging. God created the two from one, and to separate them is literally destroying God’s creation.

The point I’m trying to make here is this:

God creates. Everything. He does so with purpose, with love, with wisdom, and with great pleasure. I think it’s time we start trusting in God’s plan in every aspect of our lives. Because when we see God’s plan come to completion we will see, just as He did, that it is “very good.”

Lord, help me seek Your will in every area of my life. I pray that You would reveal Your plan to me and give me the strength to lay down my desires for Yours. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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