(thanks to google.com for this illustration of the first wedding couple, Adam and Eve)
New International Version
"The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him." Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field.
But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
The man said,
"This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called 'woman,'
for she was taken out of man."
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame."
Some Lessons To Learn:
Notice what God provided Adam for his wife: a helper suitable for him. I like the New Living Translation and The Message Translation have to say:
"Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.." (New Living Translation)
- a helper just right for him...wow!
Here's what The Message Translation has to say:
"God said, "It's not good for the Man to be alone; I'll make him a helper, a companion."
First three questions i've learned from verse 19 before one gets married :
1) Is the person you're going to marry God's will for your life?
2) Do you think that person is suitable for you, a helper just right for you?
3) Do you enjoy his/her companionship? Do you enjoy his/her companionship more than anybody else's?
This is just a "taste" of the things i'll share here. Exciting to learn before you get married, isnt it? "Standby" for more posts . I'll post more biblical and practical perspectives (including the budget for every wedding need, etc.)