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Monday, January 10, 2022

Why God Created Eve

By Larry Pasley

10. God worried that Adam would always be lost in the garden because he would hate to ask for directions.
 9. God knew that Adam would one day need someone to hand him the TV remote.
 8. God knew that Adam would never buy a new fig leaf when his wore out and would therefore need Eve to get one for him.
 7. God knew that Adam would never make a doctor's appointment for himself.
 6. God knew that Adam would never remember which night was garbage night.
 5. God knew that if the world was to be populated, men would never be able to handle childbearing.
 4. As "Keeper of the Garden," Adam would never remember where he put his tools.
 3. The scripture account of creation indicates Adam needed someone to blame his troubles on when God caught him hiding in the garden.
 2. As the Bible says, "It is not good for man to be alone!"
 1. When God finished the creation of Adam, He stepped back, scratched His head and said, "I can do better than that."

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    The above statements were meant as a joke but there is a kernel of truth in all of them.
    Genesis 2:18 states, “And the LORD God said, ’It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.’"
    It was not good for man to be alone, he needed someone to help him. Most of the statements point out ways that wives help their husbands.
    Men and women are typically different in many ways. The most obvious differences are physical. God made women to be able to bear children. But there are other differences also. Women typically have a different emotional makeup than men. They tend to be more tender and compassionate than men. They even think differently as Psychology Today and others report. {NOTE}
    All of these differences are neither good nor bad in themselves. Men are not superior to women in any way nor vise versa. God made us different so we would complete or complement each other in marriage. Genesis 2:24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Jesus comments on this in the New Testament, Matthew 19:6 So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let not man separate."
    May we learn to appreciate the differences and realize that God made us different for our benefit.
- Larry Pasley serves as a minister with the Jackson Street Church of Christ in Alexandria, LA. He may be contacted through the congregation's website at http://www.JacksonStAlex.com


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