Woman - Genesis 2:18-22

Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” 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. 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. 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. And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.
— Genesis 2:18-22

First, Adam needed a helper. Second, none suitable was found among the animals. Third, God specially made (custom - crafted) the woman out of man's rib to be his helper-wife.

If a man ever wonders why women are so amazing it is because they were custom made to stand face to face with man, and to be a corresponding helper in the case of a husband and wife. A woman who is beautiful and of outstanding character is like a precious jewel of innumerable value. It is truly a wonderful thing to see a husband and wife team who work together and who are on the same page spiritually, emotionally, and sexually.

Marriage is one of God's most beautiful designs (even though we try our best to mess it up), and should be held in honor by all.

Life Application Questions:

  1. What do you observe as either a male or female that is so wonderful about the female sex, God's "special" creation?
  2. What amazing marriages have you known or seen that replicate closely God's original intention?

Prayer Helps: Praise God for his infinite wisdom in creating two different, yet complementary, sexes.