And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
All mankind has 4 needs: Acceptance, Identity, Security, Purpose. Like dominos, one affects the other.
Genesis 1:31 to Genesis 2:18
Eden means pleasure. God put man in the garden of pleasure, to dress it and to keep it. He gave a commandment not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. On that commandment hinged life and death.
Everything we have in life is God’s. We are just His stewards.
v.18– God said, “… it is not good that man should be alone.” This is the very first time God said that something wasn’t good. It came right after the commandment not to eat.
God brought woman, the bride, in last because she was was the apex of His creation. This speaks to the honor that God gives women. God has called men to honor their wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, etc…
God calls the woman “help meet”. This is not what bad religion has made it out to be. Society has minimized this term to mean someone who helps meet a mans needs, provides him with companionship, helps pay the bills, etc… That is not what God intended.
In the Hebrew, “help meet” is the word “ezer”. It is literally defined “life saver”. Woman was not mans simple companion. She was the answer to his need, his life saver. When God said that He would make Adam help, He was not referring to hired help or someone to do Adam’s chores. He meant a life-giver.
Right after God told Adam not to eat from the tree, He immediately gave him Eve.
To help understand the weight of the word “ever”, look at other places where the word is used in the Bible.
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
We can’t see this help as any different from what God meant when He said “I will make him [Adam] help meet..” It is the same.
The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
Psalm 33: 19-20
To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waiteth for the Lord: he is our help and our shield.
But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O Lord, make no tarrying.
David is desperately crying out for deliverance. This is the same context that God intended when He used the word “ezer” to define woman. It is the weight He gives woman and it is the type of help she is for Adam.