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Bone of My Bone–Genesis 2 Part 3

God knew from the beginning that people needed people to be complete.  Marriage was a critical part of life from the beginning of man’s rule of the Garden.  Interestingly enough, however, God took special care to make men and women.  Unlike the filling the earth with fish, birds, lizards and bears…God took special care in his creation of Man–and Woman. 
 
It was never God’s idea to make one superior over the other; instead, his desire was for the couple to complete each other and as a pair–be a strong representative of him.  One of the coolest pictures of God is a couple–in love with him and each other.  While not naked, they tend to be very transparent and open–they show selflessness and peace.  It is a beautiful picture of how, when done well, God’s plan always works.  Thanks, Lord, for taking your time to create men and women. Thanks also that you made us better together and equal than apart and in competition!
 
God Bless You
The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

19 Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.

But for Adam[f] no suitable helper was found. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs[g] and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib[h] he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

23 The man said,

“This is now bone of my bones
    and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
    for she was taken out of man.”

24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

25 Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.

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Our God the Loving Creator

Who is Like God? He is all knowing, all powerful and transcends time and space.  As the creator of the earth and all that lies within the universe he spoke Galaxies into existence.  He gave special consideration to stings of DNA to differentiate us from all other living creatures.  He made each of us unique by voice, sight, by personality and by will.  He knows us inside and out.  He truly loves and cares for us.  As the creator, he knows what makes us work best. He has advised us how to best operate in this environment.  He has even shown us through the Lord—how we should be different.

In everyday life, we deal with manufactured products all the time.  The labels tell us that the warranty is void if the product is not used according to the manufacturer’s specifications.  In our lives we need to operate according to our creator’s specifications.  He tells us to love and trust him and love others and treat them as he would.  If we would simply honor him and follow him we would see him do amazing things in our lives and in our land.  Joshua said it best—“Choose this day whom you will serve… as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!” Joshua 24:15. Father, help me to live as you created me to live.

God Bless You

Genesis 14:19
and he blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth.
Genesis 14:22
But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “With raised hand I have sworn an oath to the LORD, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth,
Deuteronomy 32:6
Is this the way you repay the LORD, you foolish and unwise people? Is he not your Father, your Creator, who made you and formed you?
Ecclesiastes 11:7
[ Remember Your Creator While Young ] Light is sweet, and it pleases the eyes to see the sun.
Ecclesiastes 12:1
Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them”—
Isaiah 27:11
When its twigs are dry, they are broken off and women come and make fires with them. For this is a people without understanding; so their Maker has no compassion on them, and their Creator shows them no favor.
Isaiah 40:28
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
Isaiah 42:5
This is what God the LORD says— the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it:
Isaiah 43:15
I am the LORD, your Holy One, Israel’s Creator, your King.”

Romans 1:25
They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
Colossians 3:10
and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
1 Peter 4:19
So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good