Rev. Adam Koontz, pastor of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Lititz, Pennsylvania, studies Genesis 2:18-25 on today’s episode. Rev. Koontz talks about marriage as the natural form of life, the role of animals in human relationships, Eve as Adam’s helper, and the proper relationship between men and women.
“In the Beginning was the Truth” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron featuring a step-by-step walk through the book of Genesis, focusing on the truth of Jesus, the story of salvation found throughout the book, and how we view our lives through the lens of God’s promises.
18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for[a] him.” 19 Now out of the ground the LordGod had formed[b] every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam[c] there was not found a helper fit for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made[d] into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said,
“This at last is bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
because she was taken out of Man.”[e]
24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
- Genesis 2:18 Or corresponding to; also verse 20
- Genesis 2:19 Or And out of the ground the Lord God formed
- Genesis 2:20 Or the man
- Genesis 2:22 Hebrew built
- Genesis 2:23 The Hebrew words for woman (ishshah) and man (ish) sound alike
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