God Made Adam and Eve (continued)
The Taurat says that God made man out of soil from the ground. Then he breathed into the man the breath of life. And the man became a living person (Genesis 2:7).
7 Then the Lord God took some soil from the ground and formed a man out of it; he breathed life-giving breath into his nostrils and the man began to live.
God also made a wife for the man. He put the man to sleep and took a bone out of his side. He made a wife out of the rib (Genesis 2:21-23).
21 Then the Lord God made the man fall into a deep sleep, and while he was sleeping, he took out one of the man’s ribs and closed up the flesh. 22 He formed a woman out of the rib and brought her to him. 23 Then the man said,
“At last, here is one of my own kind—
Bone taken from my bone, and flesh from my flesh.
‘Woman’ is her name because she was taken out of man.”
The wife was called Eve. The man was called Adam (Genesis 3:20-21).
Adam loved Eve because she was part of his body. This story shows us God’s plan for marriage. The man should love his wife. The woman should love her husband. Marriage makes them one in a special way.
What is mankind? Why did God make us? What is life for? These are the biggest questions anyone can ask.