He Finally Met His Match

Genesis 2

21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

Here in Genesis, we see where Adam finally met his match. God at first did everything He could to find a suitable helpmate for Adam, but none could be found in the entire animal kingdom. Not even “man’s best friend” was suitable for Adam, because God’s intention for man’s best friend was to be woman.

God caused Adam to fall into a deep sleep, took a rib, and closed up the flesh where the rib was taken. Afterward, God “made” a woman from the rib. The word “made” here is more accurately “built” in Hebrew. We know that Adam must have really been pleased, because Eve was really built (pun intended.)

Verse 22 states that God “brought her unto the man.” Of course, this was after she was made. Adam is waiting patiently back in the garden to see what God will be bringing him next. His side where the rib was taken is probably reminding him of what has just transpired, as is made evident in Adam’s reaction when he sees her. But where was God bringing her from? Where was Eve when God made her? The Bible doesn’t really say. It could be that he made her out in a field somewhere outside the garden. It could have been a secret underground laboratory.

Or, perhaps God just took the rib home with Him, made the woman, and then brought her to Adam. Yes, this is most likely the case. If so, then Eve was made in Heaven. What does this mean? This was quite literally the first match made in Heaven.

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