Why Did God Create Eve for Adam?

“And the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.’”

Genesis 2:18

Ponder This

The word “helper” here is a noun, not a verb. God was not just saying He was going to give Adam some help. God could have simply given Adam a friend to help him pick fruit. But that’s not the idea. The idea is someone who was going to cooperate with him. Someone who would become a part of a team with him. Someone who would make him more than he could have been without that person. Someone to help Adam to reach his full potential. Adam could not be what he ought to be without Eve, any more than I could be what I ought to be without my wife, whom God has given to me. Joyce has been this helper to me throughout our married life and our ministry.

  • How have you seen the best marriages you know function in the way discussed in today’s devotional?
  • If you are married, how has your spouse helped you be who God made you to be?

Practice This

If you are married, take time to encourage your spouse by pointing out the ways God has blessed you through him or her. If you are not married, take time to encourage a married couple that exhibits these godly qualities.

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