As i read and meditate on these verses (Genesis 2:18-25), I've learned a lot from them.
THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE THINGS I'VE LEARNED :
God knows very well that it is not good for man to be alone." The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."(v 18)
God is the source of a spouse suitable for you and me. "... I will make a helper suitable for him."(same verse)
God didn't create the first man and woman at the same time. "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. " (vv 19-20).
God gave Adam time to enjoy his singleness and become productive in the garden of Eden.
Are you becoming impatient now for not meeting the suitable partner for your life yet? Look at your "garden of Eden"...enjoy your assignments, enjoy your singleness and enjoy God's creation...time will come that you'll meet him or her in God's time.
God knows the best and the right time for you and me to have a partner in life. "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." (vv 20-23)
Proverbs 3:1,6,8,11 say: "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven...a time to search and a time to give up...a time to love and a time to hate... He has made everything beautiful in its time.He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end."
God has his timing for everything and that includes time for finding a wife /husband, time to say, "finally! i've found him/ her" and of course a time for our marriage. If it's time for you to get married right after college, then go. If God wants you to get married at 40, be happy but don't go ahead of God's timing.
God is our partner in finding the best partner for us. " 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 nd flesh of my flesh;she shall be called 'woman,' for she was taken out of man." )vv 21-22)
Proverbs 18:22 says, "He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord."
Why do you think God would be very concerned in finding a mate for us?
Malachi 2:15 says "Has not the LORD made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth."
God is so concerned because he is seeking godly offspring.
Searching for the best partner for you? Be partner with God first and trust Him to help you find that partner. I'm journeying with you in prayer.