“And the man said: This one, at last, is bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh; this one will be called “woman,” for she was taken from man.” (Genesis 2:23, CSB)
This one will be called “woman.”Can you see this happening? Adam looks at Eve and is stunned by God’s care and craftsmanship. As He looks at her, he realizes that Eve was taken from him and calls her, “woman,” a term that compliments her incredible abilities.
While so many husbands denigrate their life partners, Adam focuses on the realities. She’s Adam’s equal because she is made of the same “stuff” – his stuff to be exact. Thus, she is designed by God to be Adam’s, “helper corresponding to him.” (Genesis 2.18)
So, God’s intention from the beginning has always been for husbands to understand that their wives are so much an integral part of their lives that they cannot do life without them. Our life mates are essential to our very existence.
From the very bone structure of a woman to the soft flesh God wraps each one with, men know deep in their souls that these incredible machines called women are every bit their compliment. Since both of us have distinct roles and, therefore, are not identical in the sense of those roles, we come to understand that our unity and compatibility are essential to becoming the total person God has designed us to be.
Men find a new level of life when they embrace – enjoy the pun – all that their wives are. When husbands appreciate, listen to, work with, seek advice from, ask for their help and work together, both God’s design and His blessing falls upon that home.
Stepping back for a moment, the wise husband will take a long and deeper look at the woman God has given him. Choosing to appreciate the person she is and all that God has brought to the table through her should cause him to pause in awe, wonder and gratitude.
Why would God care so about that man? The answer is simple. God desires to extend His love and leadership planet-wide, through viable, visible, and vital marriages because they reflect His wisdom!
Magnificent Marriage Mondays are helpful hints, clues, ideas, and solutions for the child of God who is looking for a spouse, in a relationship with someone, or are already married. Each post seeks to bring help, hope, and honesty to your life and make the rest of your life, the best of your life. They are written by Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, Executive Director of Eagles In Leadership, and come from his 38 years, 5 months and 2 days experience with his wife, Melodee, who was promoted to Heaven on November 11, 2017. He is currently seeking God’s will for his new life partner. He welcomes your comments below.