Sunday, May 10, 2009
Genesis 2 talks about the creation that the Lord God Almighty made in the Garden of Eden. He made many different kinds of trees that were easy to look at at they provided food that was acceptable and wonderful to eat. But God planted the tree of the knowledge of good and evil which God specifically told Adam not to eat of, because the day of he eats of it, he will surely die. 10 A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters. 11 The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin and onyx are also there.) 13 The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush. 14 The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Asshur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates. Verses 10-14 speak of the 4 rivers that flowed through the Garden of Eden which are Pishon, Gihon, Tigris, and Euphrates. God gave Adam the power to give names to the creatures He made for Adam to rule over. God also saw that every creature except for Adam, the man that He created had a partner of a helper of some sort, so God made Eve, a woman for him in order to be his helper and life partner. Now from Chapter 2 we can take many life lessons, for example God tells us that their are certain places or people that can tempt us and that we are to not be around that person or place, or we will become a complacent, or even a spiritually decaying Christian. For men in the world, God has blessed them with a woman who is to live with them, help grow them in their relationship with the Lord, and to love them with a special kind of love that God has blessed them with. As women they will desire their husband and submit to their authority as head of the family. As men, we are called to lead the household, treasure our families, lead them in the ways of the Lord, and be a provider for the family. Men are also blessed with the responsibility to name things whether they are right or wrong, and whether they will assist in or be a hindrance to the spiritual and physical needs of their families.