Gen. 2:18, 20-22 And the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a companion to help him."….He gave names to all the livestock, birds, and wild animals. But still there was no companion suitable for him. So the LORD God caused Adam to fall into a deep sleep. He took one of Adam’s ribs and closed up the place from which he had taken it. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib and brought her to Adam.
The Lord is so good; He made us male and female as perfect compliments to each other. God perfectly knows every detail of what we are like, how we think and what we need. And He made it possible for our needs to be perfectly met. God designed us for each other. He made both man and woman with a need for each other. The fact that we are male and female is no accident. God purposely made us the way we are. God made us compatible, perfectly suitable for each other. God made us as he did so that we would be able to relate to each other on a level and in a way unlike any other relationship in all of creation.
The problems that we have adjusting to life and living within the boundaries of God’s designed plan for us can be traced to unhealthy and unbalanced relationships, first with God and then with one another. Bad relationships distort our understanding of who we are and what our needs are in life. They are the breeding ground for sinful thoughts and behavior. Sin distorts our perception of what is, and is not, acceptable behavior and relationships. It makes us see through darkened eyes and causes us to accept as normal and acceptable that which God says isn’t. Sin convinces us that we can live successfully without proper human relationships. Sin causes us to experiment with and embrace that which God says is sin.
Let us today give thanks to the Lord for his wonderful creative act of making us both male and female. Let us thank Him for making us compatible and complimentary with each other. Let us thank Him for bringing into our lives those who make our lives complete. Let us thank Him for His creative genius.
And, let us repent of the sin that causes us to want to change God’s design for proper human relationships. Let us repent of the sin that causes us to accept and support man’s distorted ideas about what is and is not acceptable human relationships.