‘God Fashions Woman’

Genesis 2:21  “So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place.”

From verse 20; “there was no helper just right for him”  So, the Lord God created something that wasn’t there. Something new.  Someone new. Someone that was ‘just right for him’. 

And importantly, He did not reach into the dust as He had done to make Adam:

Genesis 2:7 “Then the Lord God formed the man of the dust from the ground…”

This time he reached into Adam and He formed this new creation from him and not from the dust of the ground. So, God formed the man from the dust and He then ‘fashioned’ the woman from the man. 

Genesis 2:22 The Lord God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man.”

Genesis 1:27  “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”

So man and woman were both created as image bearers of Almighty God but from the beginning they were created or fashioned differently. 

Praise and Prayer. 

Thank You Father for all You have done. I praise You today for your marvelous creation. Give me grace today to honor You and bless all who are created in your image. In Jesus Name,  Amen!

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