Daily Reflections

Beautiful Design

September 25, 2020 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

“It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” —Genesis 2:18

In Genesis 1, God created light then acknowledged that the light was “good” (v. 4). “Good” was also the award He gave to the land and sea, vegetation, sun, moon and stars, and all creatures.

Only once did God determine the design of something was not good. It happened before He created woman. Something was missing. Without woman, the story just didn’t make sense. How could a man express the story of Christ and the Church without a bride?

How could he depict the union? How could he be fruitful without her? He couldn’t. Woman was vital to the storyline. Without her, there would be no story, and no one to hear it either. The creation of the woman provided a vital picture of Christ’s Bride.

After God created woman, things were good again. In fact, they were even better. In God’s own assessment, things were very good (Gen. 1:31)! His creation of manhood, womanhood, and marriage—and that to which it pointed—merited the highest possible good design award.

Make it Personal

How does knowing that without woman, God’s design was incomplete, impact your thinking about manhood and womanhood?