Soul Delights: Genesis 2:1-24


It Is Not Good For Woman To Be Alone

By Jaymark Molo

Read: Genesis: 2 and 3

Genesis 2:18: The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

So did Eve.

We are all familiar with the story. God’s command not to eat of one tree in the Garden (2:17) established a standard and yet at the end, humanity still fell.

But today, I want you to focus more on the love of Adam to Eve by asking this question for a moment, “What do you think will happen if Adam will let her wife to eat the forbidden fruit by herself?” “What if Adam would choose not to partake to eat the fruit that Eve had eaten?” “Will God give another Eve for Adam?” “Or will God let Eve to live and let grace rescue her?” We can only speculate, but one thing for sure it is not also good for the woman to be alone (cf. Gen. 2:18).

Angel Manuel Rodriguez elucidates, “God entrusted the dominion of the planet to both Adam and Eve. In order for sin to rule over the world it would have been necessary for both of them to surrender their dominion over it. The sin of Eve was not enough for dominion to be lost. As long as one of them remained faithful to the Lord, sin/evil would not have had dominion over the world.  Even though Eve sinned first, it was only when Adam sinned that sin/evil came into the world and enslaved it. The results of Adam’s trespass were in a way more serious than those of Eve’s.”[1]

Can you see the ugly and yet lovely picture here? When Adam chose to eat the forbidden fruit, he did not only chose to sin, but he also chose to express his love for Eve. Gentlemen, one of the best gifts you can give to your love one is to let her use her freedom without allowing her to ruin it—but when she does, be there to catch her as you lead her back again to the Lord. This is the love of Adam for Eve!

But greater love is this: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16, see also, Genesis 3:15).” “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).

Will you accept this expressed love of the Father through His Son for you today?

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[1] Angel Manuel Rodriguez, “Who’s Responsible?” Adventist World, April 2014, 16.

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