What, therefore, did God do?


"And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and He took one of his ribs, and
closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made He a
woman, and brought her unto the man." Verses 21,22.
NOTE - How beautiful, in its fullness of meaning, is this simple but suggestive story, at which
sceptics sneer! God did not make man after the order of the lower animals, but "in His own image." Neither
did He choose man's companion, or "help," from some other order of beings, but made her from man-of the
same substance. And He took this substance, not from man's feet, that he might have an excuse to degrade,
enslave, or trample upon her; nor from man's head, that woman might assume authority over man; but from
man's side, from over his heart, the seat of affections, that woman might stand at his side as man's equal
and, side by side with him, together, under God, work out the purpose and destiny of the race-man, the
strong, the noble, the dignified; woman, the weaker, the sympathetic, the loving. How much more exalted
and inspiring is this view than the theory that man developed from the lower order of animals!

What is required besides a belief in the existence of God?
What great exchange has been wrought for us in Christ?
What proves that the law is an undivided whole?
Until what time did the ceremonial law impose the service performed in the worldly sanctuary?
What are God's people told to do at this time?
In what sense does the angel Gabriel explain John the Baptist to be the Elijah of Mal. 4: 5?
Does death bring to Christians unassuaged sorrow?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle