Why did God make Adam and Eve?

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Speaker 3

Aiden is asking, Why did God make Adam and Eve?

Speaker 1

So my friend Aidan, I think that’s a really great question. And in a way, when I hear it, I almost think, like, what exactly do you mean why he made Adam and Eve? There’s a couple of Bible verses that I’d like to show you that I think, I think is answering your question, but it’s such a deep question. So just kind of going into the Bible, when you look at Genesis chapter one, there’s a really beautiful verse that God says, verse 27. So go with me to Genesis chapter one, verse 27, and it says, actually, real quick, we’ll go to verse 26 just to give you a little context. And God said, Let us so God meaning us, meaning Father, son, God said, Let us make man in our image after our likeness, and let them have Dominion over the fish, of the sea, of the fowl, of the air, over the cattle, and over all the Earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps over the Earth. So God wanted to make some two beings that were made in the image of God and to have Dominion. There was something about them being made in God’s image and having that Dominion that made them like God in a sense.

Speaker 1

And in verse 27, it says something really beautiful. It says, And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him, male and female, created he them. Now, when I read that verse, I was a little bit like that’s kind of a weird way to say that. Like it says, God created man in his own image, in the image of God, created he him. So kind of the same thing, but flipped. And then male and female created he them. So I remember when I read this, I was just kind of a little bit taken back because I was like, I wonder why the Bible says it that way. Is there something about this that I’m missing? And what I heard later was that in Jewish writing, this is a form of poetry. And so if you look in the book of Psalms, you’ll notice that a lot of verses, it’s kind of saying the same thing, but in a different way because it’s poetic writing. And so, like I said again, in Jewish poetry, it kind of repeats something. If there’s emphasis and the fact that it’s repeating something three times, you don’t really see that in a single verse.

Speaker 1

I think this is the only verse in the Bible that you kind of see the same thing repeated in a verse three times, and which means that there was like a special love that God had for Adam and Eve that you see in this verse. So it’s just kind of a beautiful thing to see. God’s almost like writing poetry to Adam and Eve out of his heart, because obviously he loves them and that was why God made Adam and Eve. He desired love, real love. And often we think, God, why did you create Adam and Eve? Knowing they were going to sin and knowing all the suffering was going to take place, all this bad stuff was going to happen, why did you even make them? Why do we have to go through this? And the bottom line is God is love. One John four eight. And he desires love to be loved back for who he is, just like we have that innate desire in all of us as well. And as far as why God created Adam and Eve, if you look in the book of Revelation, chapter four, verse eleven, and it’s talking about God on his throne and it says in Revelation 411, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power.

Speaker 1

For thou hast created all things and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Now, basically, God, he made this whole world in the first five days, everything for what came about on day six, which was Adam and Eve. And then he set aside the 7th day as the day of rest, just to spend with them in this beautiful world he created for them. Obviously, that’s an outpouring of love. God desired love from these people and it is his pleasure for us to have a relationship and to love him back. If I was going to say like that’s basically why God made Adam and Eve, that would be it. But again, God created us in his image. And I think that that’s something we really have to contemplate. What is the image of God? And like I said, one, John four eight, God being loved in and of itself. God made us to love and to be loved by him. And I think that that’s kind of the heart of it. Now, I think that there’s a different way you could look at exactly why did God make Adam and Eve? But yeah, I think that the heart of matter, I would say it would be love because that’s who God is.

Speaker 1

Now, really quick, I did want to say the word pleasure in Revelation 411. When you look at it in blue letter Bible, like going back to the original meaning of what it means, it means one that wishes something to be done. It was a desire of God because of his desire for them. God wanted them. God wants you and me. And I think when you think about that, that’s kind of a deep thought of God’s love for each one of us individually and also just thinking about your personal relationship with God, that no matter what God wanted you, God looked in the whole universe and said, this world is not complete without you, without this person, without each and every person that’s in creation, God wanted them there. And I think that that has such value to a human soul because basically, God created administrators because he wanted them. He loved them just like parents have their kids because they wanted them and they love them. And I think that it’s so sad for humankind to not understand that, to not see that they have value in God’s eyes and how much God loves them and values them as his creation and as his people because he wants a personal and loving relationship with them.

Speaker 1

What do you guys thought?

Speaker 2

Yeah, I totally agree. If I had to say in one sentence why it’s because God is love, and love needs someone to love. And yes, God, because God is multiple entities, a unity of entities. God can be loved just with God existing without anything else, which is amazing. But God wasn’t happy with just that, right. Father to son, they wanted someone else. They wanted creation, so they had the Angels. Maybe there’s other creations out there in us. But going back to relationships, I think there’s good evidence of that, even in Genesis, too. And what I’m about to share, I wish I could take credit for, but I heard someone else share this. It blew me away. So justice, too. We understand that Adam was created first. Everybody agrees it’s Bill’s office. Adam was first. And then we come to later on, and God says it is not good that man is alone. And then in verse 21, so if you could put this up, Genesis two, verse 21, you could read that.

Speaker 3

I know where you’re going with it.

Speaker 2

All right. Go ahead and read it.

Speaker 1

All right.

Speaker 3

So Genesis 221 says, and the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam. And he slept and he took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh in its place.

Speaker 2

So it says God caused Adam to be in a deep sleep. And then the rib, which the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman, he brought her to the man. So there was a point in time where Eve probably was conscious and existing and Adam was in a deep sleep. And what can we affirm probably happened during that time that the woman had a direct relationship with God. Yeah, exactly. It goes through the same thing. Hi, I’m God. I just created. You should be like, what’s that thing or whatever over there? Oh, that’s Adam. He’s your husband. But really? Yeah. They got to know each other a bit first.

Speaker 3

God brought her to the man. So there was a relationship between God and Eve because God brought her to him.

Speaker 2

So it was about relationship. Go ahead.

Speaker 1

Oh, sorry. Just saying, like. Yeah, that kind of shows, like trust, like Eve’s trust in God in bringing her to Adam. You know what I mean?

Speaker 3

The context. I want to share a little bit about the context in which we heard this, because so often we hear from a lot of people saying that, well, the husband is the man, is the one with the relationship with God, and the wife’s relationship is to the husband. But here we see that God had a relationship with the wife directly, personally.

Speaker 1

Alone.

Right?

Speaker 3

Alone, yes. Before she had a relationship with the husband.

Speaker 1

Yeah.

Speaker 3

So this is a very powerful, subtle but powerful thing that we need to understand, to understand women need to understand this, to understand their place with a relationship with God. We are intended to have a direct relationship with God and to understand even that relationship with our husband that does not supersede our relationship with God.

Speaker 1

Amen. Yeah, for sure. I think that’s so interesting. You bring up that point. And I think sadly, through the years, I think just the fact that men are physically stronger in some ways than women. And I think that there’s been a lot of abuses towards women in the past, and I’m not going to go into that in detail or whatever, but I think when Jesus came, he had to elevate women to a certain extent as far as their role in spiritual things. I’m not saying that a woman should usurp authority over a man. I’m not saying that at all. But I am saying, like, if you look at the woman at the well, like in John, chapter eight, you know, this woman at the well, she was a woman that was despised by men. She went to the well at noon because it’s the heat of the day that no one’s there. She’s avoiding people. And yet Jesus sees something in her special. And it was through her that she was basically the first evangelist and probably one of the most successful. She converted all Samaria to Jesus just by sharing her testimony of what Jesus did for her, and that he told her all that she’d ever done.

Speaker 1

And she’s like, Isn’t he the Messiah? And so because of her testimony, because of her saying, Come listen to this guy. People went out in droves and heard him. And they said, not just because of the words of this woman, but because we heard the words of Jesus, we believe. And I think that there’s such an important role, like you’re saying that women also have in sharing the gospel, in speaking and leading other people to Jesus and to the truth, because we all have a vital role to play. And just kind of as far as, like, what Jesus? I feel like he kind of leveled the playing field in a lot of ways. He’s like, It doesn’t matter your background. It doesn’t matter, you know, anything. It just matters if you’re sincere and you truly love God, that you can be saved and be called God’s child, son or daughter, and that you have a work to do in sharing this message of God’s love to other people. Like, if you look at Galatians 328, he says there is neither Jew nor Greek. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Jew or not? A Jew or Greek?

Speaker 1

It doesn’t matter? It doesn’t matter if you’re bond or free? Whether your finances are good or not? Whether you’re male or female? It says there is neither male nor female? For all you are wanting Christ Jesus? So it doesn’t matter any of these things when it comes to your relationship with Jesus? Jesus doesn’t care about your background? Jesus just wants your heart and we all have a heart whether we’re male or female and it’s just about that genuine love for God that God is really seeking after which is why he created admin.

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