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Gen. 2:18-20 18 And the LORD [Yahovah] God [elohiym] said [amar], It is not good [towb] that the man [adam] should be [hayah] alone; I will make [asah] him an help meet [ezer] for him. 19 And out of the ground [adamah] the LORD [Yahovah] God [elohiym] formed [yatsar] every beast [chay] of the field [sadeh], and every fowl [owph] of the air [shamayim]; and brought [bow] them unto Adam [adam] to see [ra'ah] what he would call [qara] them: and whatsoever Adam [adam] called [qara] every living [chay] creature [nephesh], that [huw] was the name thereof [shem]. 20 And Adam [adam] gave [qara] names [shem] to all cattle [bahemah], and to the fowl [owph] of the air [shamayim], and to every beast [chay] of the field [sadeh]; but for Adam [adam] there was not found [matsa] an help meet [ezer] for him. KJV-Interlinear 18 Then the LORD God said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.' 19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. 20 And the man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him. NASB
God demonstrates His concern for man. It is not good for him to be alone. Man alone, without God, is lost forever, with nothing to look forward to. Only his dreams and illusions carry him, in a way, but that is never reality, and always ends in doom. God is the spiritual partner. The spouse of the spiritual soul. In the physical sense there is the human spouse for companionship, help, laughter, love, social interaction, common goals, an occasional spat just to keep you in line, and much more.
There is the creation of above, in the angelic realm, and the lower life creation in the animal kingdom, but they too are not compatible with man. Adam was alone and God had compassion for man and his needs. So God will 'make' man a helper, a partner, not find him one but make him one. And yet an additional new creation was about to make an appearance on this earth. And the last creation by the way. This of course will be woman. The seventh life form.
Starting with angels then, in the restoration, vegetation, aquatic life, bird life, animals of the land, man, and finally woman. All of the other categories were created simultaneously, even the angels were created simultaneously. But man was made first male, then tested, then female, then tested. A step by step process is unfolding before the angelic realm.
In the original creation of the universe God created at some point the dinosaur population. We certainly have evidence of their existence. After Satan had destroyed them along with the other trouble he caused in the world, then God restored the earth in a sequential order, with something new, and that was mankind. The newest and latest creation of the universe. There was yet one more creation to come, and that was the God/man, Jesus Christ, the unique person of the universe. And prototype of our resurrection. The example that we will become at the rapture.
Ecc. 4:9, Two are better than one because they help each other out. If one should fall, then the other is there to lift him/her out. Any who are alone, as is the case of the unbeliever or even the negative believer, in the spiritual sense, then there is no one to help them out.
Even the unbeliever can have some security in having a marriage partner in this jungle, but after death, there is no one. Only eternal condemnation. At least the believer who is negative has his salvation to rescue him after his miserable life on this planet. The life of the negative person is never good.
1 Cor. 12:21, Body parts cannot say to one another that they have no need for the other. Likewise the rib from Adam placed in Eve, cannot reject man and run off independently. None of us are islands and independent from this life. We cannot chart our own course because this world is bound inseparably to the universe and is held together by God. To isolate ourselves from God is to do just what Satan has been trying to do without success for a very long time, perhaps millions of years.
Phil. 4:19, God alone supplies our needs. There is no other source for us. Even though we might think we are relying on ourselves, on our abilities, our IQ, our wit, we really have only one source to look to, and that is God whether you admit it or not.
God is going to create, 'asah', a help, 'ezer', meet, 'neged'. An aid opposite. Two parts of the same two component puzzle. The sexual aspects of the human body demonstrate this matching up of the relative parts. Use your imagination!!
So God gave man an opposite to further demonstrate the need of man and woman. Each lacks something physically, just as each of us lack something spiritually. The spiritual component missing is doctrine resident in our soul, which makes us complete when we learn and ultimately possess it.
God brought the animals before Adam to be named and to see if Adam would choose a companion out of them, and Adam did not. Adam realized that there must be more for him and God would provide it. Job 35:11, man is made wiser than all the animals of this world. Man has the ability to reason and discern where the animal kingdom does not. Man has a soul and when saved, a spirit. The animals of this world don't. Thus man is set apart from the animals and not made a part of their company.
Dan. 1:7, man can rename himself, or even be renamed, but that does not change anything. The mere name given has no power in itself. It is the soul content of the person that does not change as far as life goes. God created life and it does not change. God named the dark and the light, the evening and the morning, the sea, the stars and so forth, and their names go on even until this day.
God gave man, Adam the right to name the animals, but those names change over time. We do not have the original names given the animals by Adam. They are never mentioned. Anything man can do will fade eventually. Man can do nothing that will last eternally. Only God can accomplish that.
Man did not find a suitable partner in the animal world. God had already stated that He would create one. There was no one to meet the needs of the soul, or to meet the needs of the desires of man, none to run parallel in partnership with man.
So Adam looked again to God to supply all his needs. And God did. He was about to give man a mate to symbolize the partnership and the needs fulfillment of man, but more than this, God gave mankind the seed of the woman, Jesus Christ, and Bible doctrine. For therein is the real supplier of needs. The reality.
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