Genesis 2:23-25: Bone of My Bone
Posted by adventbiblestudy on June 6, 2012
Genesis 2:23-25 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. (24) Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. (25) And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
God put Adam to sleep and removed a rib. He took the rib and formed it in His image, the image of God. When it was finished, God took His newest creation and present it to Adam as his helper. Once again God was fulfilling the part of the servant, by bring Adam one who would serve him. A lesson Adam would never take for granted.
When Adam woke from his sleep, his first words were, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Adam gave her a name so he would never forget, his wife was taken out of him. The connection was beyond emotional and spiritual, it was also physical. A bond which could never be broken.
Adam added, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” The only father and mother Adam knew was his Creator. He would not leave his commitment to God, but add to it by cleaving onto his wife forever. The first marriage in Eden was for all eternity. God had shown Adam some of the most important factors in a relationship. He taught Adam how to give, share, rule, and work together in service. Their Creator had given them everything. By giving Eve to Adam, God was showing, all He wanted was their deepest happiness and love in return.
In God’s perfect world there was no shame. They were created in God’s image, physically and spiritually. Their love was perfect, reflecting God and His character. There was nothing to hide, nothing to be ashamed of. No secrets, lies, or deceptions. They were both naked. This showed how God sees everything. Nothing is hidden from His eyes. When He looked at Adam and Eve in the newly created world, He saw His own image, love, dedication, and service.