Please join us as we discover how God Uses Everyday Things, Even a Pool Table, To Teach Us About Him.
Supporting Scriptures for "Adam's Companion" Genesis 2:18 Genesis 2:21-25
Are you asking what is in the photograph? A rib bone!
We have discovered so far that the white cue ball reminds us of God, the completeness of His creation, and the goodness of the world that we live in. The number "1" ball reminds us that Adam, the first man, was created by God and given life. We learned that Adam lived in the Garden of Eden (represented by the triangle) and that there were fruit trees (two in particular) that bore delicious fruit (represented by the pool chalk). In our last study, God had just given Adam various responsibilities within the garden and had also warned Adam not to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Let's move onward in our story.
After this, God recognized Adam's need for a companion because Adam was alone living in the garden with no one to help him.
So the chief anesthesiologist and surgeon of the universe, God, caused Adam to fall into a deep sleep, opened him up, took out one of Adam's ribs, and closed up the place on Adam's body from where the rib had been removed.
Then with this rib from Adam's body, God made a companion for Adam. Now this is an easy question. What billiard ball is the best suited to represent Adam's companion? Hopefully you answered the number "2" ball because you would be right.
Now when Adam awoke from his deep sleep and met his wife that God had given to him, he exclaimed with joy and said, "She is made from my own flesh and bone and she shall be called "woman" because she was taken out of a man."
And the man and woman lived without the need for clothing and neither of them felt any shame.
Who knows what our needs are?
Matthew 6:32-33 - "Why be like the pagans who are so deeply concerned about these things? Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs, and He will give you all you need from day to day if you live for Him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern."
When does God take care of our needs?
Isaiah 65:24 - "I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking to me about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!"
2 Corinthians 6:2 - "For God says, 'At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.' Indeed, God is ready to help you right now. Today is the day of salvation."
According to Solomon's prayer in Proverbs 30:7-9, how should we pray to God regarding our needs?
Proverbs 30:7-9 - "O God, I beg two favors from you before I die. First, help me never to tell a lie. Second, give me neither poverty nor riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs. For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, "Who is the Lord?" and if I am too poor, I may steal and thus insult God's holy name."
Why did God give Adam a companion?
Ecclesiastes 4:9 - "Two people can accomplish more than twice as much as one; they get a better return for their labor.
What should a husband's attitude be towards his wife?
Proverbs 5:18 - "Let your wife be a fountain of blessing for you. Rejoice in the wife of your youth."
Proverbs 31:10 - "Who can find a virtuous and cabable wife? She is worth more than precious rubies."
Proverbs 5:15 - "Drink water from your own well - share your love only with your wife."
Proverbs 18:22 - "The man who finds a wife finds a treasure and receives favor from the Lord."
Ecclesiastes 9:9 - "Live happily with the woman you love through all the meaningless days of life that God has given you in this world. The wife God gives you is your reward for all your earthly toil."
What are characteristics of a bad wife?
Proverbs 21:9 - "It is better to live alone in the corner of an attic than with a contentious wife in a lovely home."
Proverbs 12:4 - "A worthy wife is her husband's joy and crown; a shameful wife saps his strength."
Proverbs 21:19 - "It is better to live alone in the desert than with a crabby, complaining wife."
Proverbs 27:15-16 - "A nagging wife is as annoying as the constant dripping on a rainy day. Trying to stop her complaints is like trying to stop the wind or hold something with greased hands."