Genesis 2: Made To Fulfill Each Others Needs
In Chapter 2, of the book of Genesis, more details are given about the creation of man. We see there that God gave man three gifts- a marriage partner in Eve, a home to live in, called the garden of Eden, and a work to do as a gardener. These are the three things that many young people are seeking for today. God was interested in providing all three for Adam and He is interested in providing all three for His children today. Adam didn't even have to ask God for them. God knows your need of a marriage partner, a house and a job too. If you walk with Him, He will provide you with these and other needs too.
In Chapter 2:11-12 it says, that the gold in Eden was good! It is only in the presence of God, that gold is good. Away from Him, gold is a snare and can be a curse.
In Chapter 2:19-20, we read that God brought the beasts to Adam-and Adam gave them all names. Then we read these words: “but for Adam there was not found a helper like himself.” That phrase seems to indicate that when Adam saw each of the animals having a partner, he wondered whether he could have one of them as a partner! The lion had its lioness, the elephant had its partner, the cat had it partner and so on. Adam looked at them one by one and rejected them one by one. Because none of them corresponded with his own nature.
And when Adam rejected all of them, God said, “All right, I will make a helper for you.” He then caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam and made a wife for him.
There is a spiritual application to this: If you are a child of God, and are looking for a marriage partner, God may first allow some pretty girls (or handsome men) to come by you, who do not have the same divine nature that you received when you were born again in baptism. He will test you through them to see whether you will choose one of them as your partner. If you do, you will miss the one God has planned for you. Honour God and obey His word that says, “Be ye not unequally yoked with unbelievers” (II Corinthians 6:14) – and He will give you His very best.
Notice this: After God saying that “it was good” six times in 6 days. (1:4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25), He duddenly said “It is NOT good” (2:18). It was not good for Adam to be alone. Then, after He had made Eve, He says, “It is VERY good” (1:31). That is the difference that a happily married couple made to God's creation!
In 2:24, we read something that all married people need to pay heed to: “Wherefore a man shall leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife” This is not referring primarily to leaving one's parents physically (although that may also be necessary), but to be detached from them emotionally. Once a person is married, his marriage partner must be far more important to him then his parents. A married couple must make their family decisions in consultation with each other and not in consultation with their parents. There will be many more happy marriages, if every married person obeyed this command. Here is a commandment given by God, even before sin came into the world. It is in fact the very first commandment written in the Bible for us. Why did god put this as the very first commandment in Scripture? Because He Who ordained marriage knew the vital importance of this step. Yet many married couples have not understood its importance.
Also in chapter 2:24 God declares that, “a man shall leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife......and they shall be two in one flesh.”
This is a great mystery. One might assume that a man and woman would enter the covenant of marriage with a thorough understanding of one another’s needs and how to meet those needs. Usually, however, this is not the case.
Your spouse has many needs. Even if he or she is not consciously aware of all of these needs, when they are unmet, your spouse will exhibit sorrow, confusion, and frustration. As the Lord shows you how to meet these needs, you can avoid strife and prosper as “co-heirs of the grace of life” (I Peter 3:7).
Ask the Lord to give you understanding and sensitivity as you seek to meet the needs of your spouse. Ask God to give your spouse grace and wisdom to meet these needs in your life, through Christ. Give your expectations to the Lord, and ultimately trust Him to meet all your needs. There are seven basic Need of a Husband and Wife.
First, There are Seven Basic Needs of a Husband
A man needs a wife who is loyal and supportive.
A man needs a wife who honors his leadership.
A man needs a wife who develops inward and outward beauty.
A man needs a wife who will make appeals, not demands.
A man needs a wife who understands his need for time alone with God.
A man needs a grateful wife.
A man needs a wife who will be praised by others.
Second, There are Seven Basic Needs of a Wife
A wife needs a husband who demonstrates spiritual leadership.
A wife needs to know she is meeting her husband’s vital needs.
A wife needs a husband who cherishes her.
A wife needs a husband who protects her.
A wife needs to have intimate communication with her husband.
A wife needs a husband who honors her.
A wife needs a husband who invests in her life.
Marriage is a lifelong commitment to love each other, which includes meeting one another’s needs. Such a commitment demands faithfulness, endurance, and sacrifice. A husband and wife should always be striving to deepen their relationship with the Lord and with one another. Make it your goal to rely on God’s grace and wisdom as you seek to bring glory to God through your marriage.
Before we continue on to Genesis chapter 3, I would like to go into more depth in fulfilling each others need as a husband and wife.!