Before we go any further, let’s review a bit. I LOVE weddings!
God is a loving Father and after bringing all the animals, it was obviously painful, Adam was alone. The only time during creation that God said something was “not” good revealed man’s first need (Genesis 2:18). God made a wife for Adam, from Adam. God instituted marriage there in the beginning (Genesis 2:21-25). God gave Adam the gift of a wife (James 1:17). God made woman for companionship (Genesis 1:28). A wedding ceremony took place and God gave the first man and woman their own unique roles.
- God decided
- God made
- God gave
Only God could make a companion for Adam! How excited Adam was to see his own uniquely made gift from God.
“The LORD will take delight in you…. As a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.”Isaiah 62:4-5
Adam and Eve had everything they needed. God, their Creator, was their friend and they had perfect friendship and fellowship with Him and with each other. God provided a beautiful garden in Eden filled with a variety of plants and vegetables and fruit trees from which to eat. Adam was placed in the position of manager over all of God’s beautiful creation. He only needed to receive from God what was best. Adam and Eve could communicate with God and with each other because without sin there was no hindrance to their communication. They never argued with impatience, or selfishly hurt one another with their words, or did anything wrong.
Until . . .
Satan came to deceive Eve. Did he come and talk to her face to face so she could see him and know who he was? No! Genesis 3 tells us of the deceivers’ disguise.
Satan and his demons still come to us disguised, speaking directly to our minds or through other people. Satan wants to steal, kill and destroy. He wants to take many with him to the eternal Lake of Fire.
We have a choice: To whom shall we listen? To whom shall we go? Who will be our companion? Whom will you choose?