Footnotes

*2:4: When rendered in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, “LORD” or “GOD” is the translation of God’s Proper Name.

2:12: or, aromatic resin

#2:14: or, Tigris

2:18: or, suitable for, or appropriate for.

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God blesses us beyond our imagination

Before Adam know what to ask of God, God already know that it is not good for Adam to be alone. God is good, all the time and His plans for you are always to give you a bright future.

My child, never doubt God’s deep love for you and His mighty power to work in you. As you rest in His love, God will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request and your most unbelievable dream. Human’s imagination is limited but not God’s. If you learn to rest trusting in His love, God will exceed your wildest imagination. Whatever you can imagine, God will outdo them all. If you find yourself in a state of waiting for God to answer a prayer, to provide for a need, rest in His love and let His miraculous power energizes you as you wait upon Him. In the meantime, give praise to God in Christ Jesus and bless His holy name.

Did you notice…

God puts Adam to sleep to make Eve

God did not say to Adam that he needed to work some years or when he had achieved the result that God set for him before he could be blessed with a woman. This is very unlike the story of Jacob who had to work 14 years for his two wives. This is how good God is. He blessed us, not because we are good, but because He is a gift-giving God who loves to lavish on us.

God created everything before He created Adam and puts Adam to sleep before He created Eve. Did you notice, it is all done by God. No human effort involve. This tells us that miracles happen when we rest. God’s intervention, God’s creation happens when there is no human effort and when we rest in His love.

If you need a miracle, if you are waiting for a miracle, you will have the miracle if you believe and rest in God’s love for you, believing that He already works all things good for you because He loves you and He is a good God.

God chose to use Adam's rib to make Eve

God made Adam out of the dust of the ground. Likewise, God could have use the dust of the ground to make Eve. However, God chose to use Adam’s rib. Essentially, Eve is part of the body of  Adam.

In 1 Corinthians 12:27, it is written that we, the church, is the body of Christ and also the bride of Christ ( Revelations 21:9-11) that Christ gave himself for her ( Ephesians 5:22-23).

This is the original plan when God first instituted marriage, that the man should love her as he loves himself and would sacrifice for her.

God has made woman to have the need to be loved and the man the desire to protect and love. These are basic nature of normal man and woman. However, when Adam and Eve sinned, all these have been disrrupted and corrupted.

God gave us free will and freedom

God loves mankind. However, He did not make man a pet and slave that will have to stick to God. Instead, He gave man free will and freedom to choose. He blessed Adam with a wife so that together with Eve, Adam had his family.

There is a very popular myth that says shepherds will break the leg of lambs who tend to wander away and they parallel it to say God will do likewise to people who tends to disobey God, so that these people will learn obedience. This is a completely inaccurate description of God’s character. 

God is love. He is kind and patient with us. His mercies never end, His loving kindness never ceases.Look at how God first instituted marriage and we know that God rejoices when we are happy and in love.

 

Beautiful and delicious

Genesis 2:9 stated that God made every tree pleasant to the sight (beautiful) and good for food (delicious). This is another dimension of God’s blessings. Even when He made the trees, He made them beautiful (pleasant to the sight) and He made them delicious (good for food).

If you have ever made bake or cook something for someone you love, you will find yourself taking the extra effort to make them pleasing to the eyes and tasty. Now can you feel how much God loves you? He was thinking of you when He was making the earth. Wow!

 

Are you wondering…

How to become a believer?

God loves you, my child. He loves you so much that He sent His one and only Son, LORD Jesus to come and die in our place so that we can be make right with God and enjoy the original plan that God had for us — the life of dominance and fruitfulness. Anyone who believees that Jesus is the Son of God and accept Jesus as LORD and Saviour will be saved. You can be a believer simply by saying this prayer:

Dear God, thank you for so wonderfully make me and thank you for sending your Son, LORD Jesus to die for me so that I can have the blessed life that you intended for me — a life of leadership and fruitfulness. Now I believe and accept Jesus as my LORD and Saviour. I believe that from this time forth, I am a new creation, I am born again and I have the eternal life that Jesus came to give me. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

More about God’s Creation

God custom-made the earth for you

If God loves you so much that He custom-made the earth for you and sent His only beloved Son, Jesus to die for you, what do you think are your inheritance?