By Andrea S. Hamilton, M.S., B.S., A.B.
A freelance writer, sharing spiritual insights straight from the Bible, for your consideration
When a man and a woman join together in marriage as husband and wife, they become one flesh. This practice that we now witness in the lives of our many families and friends, finds it origin in Genesis 2:22-24. After God created the earth and all that is within, He said it was good (Gen. 1). He placed the highest form of his creation in a life-sustaining place, called the Garden of Eden. And, it was there in that garden that God gave the man and the woman their first blessing and a command, which was to “be fruitful and multiply”. Now, we have the beginning of a society, with a man and a woman, as husband and wife, ready and willing to follow the command to procreate as a means of populating the earth. God is so omniscient (all wise, all knowing) and awesome, because when he created man (the giver) He knew He would need a woman (receiver) to fulfill His command to be fruitful and multiply.
In order for an electrical appliance to work, the attached cord will have a plug with prongs of some sort on the end. It must then be inserted into an outlet [flat opening with deep insides].Unless the right connection is made the electrical appliance is useless).
Just like man is different from the woman, so is the plug different from the outlet. If two of the same (plugs) are joined together nothing can be produced. But, when things are rightly joined together, electricity and sparks ignite! In the case of man and woman, when they are joined together, an offspring is produced. Wow! Now, how awesome is that!
Since God called everything He created good, then, it is safe for me to say that man was good, woman was good and marriage was good! And it was, until sin reared its ugly head! Even though the Bible does not detail the married life of the first man and woman, we can only imagine that they had many ups and down. But, guess what? They lived for over 900 years! And, the Bible does not record them getting a divorce! Talking about through thick and thin, or as some may say “for better or worse”!
Until next time…