Gen 1:27 God created MAN in his our image, in the image of God created he him; MALE and FEMALE created he them. Gen 2:18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an HELP MEET for him. Gen 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh. It is man’s part to cleave unto (stick to, be united to, remain faithful to) his wi9fe. God planned that they should love, compliment and help Him as well as each other– a triangle, as it were, between heaven and earth. The closer their fellowship to Him, the closer the relationship to each other. God made Eve from a rib our of Adam’s side to walk beside him as a helper and He gave “them dominion over all the works of His hands”. It was only a part of the curse, after the eating of the forbidden fruit, that Eve was to be subject to Adam. Gal 3:13, 26-28 Christ what redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curs for us. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
1 Cor 11:9-12 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man (the woman is the glory of the man). Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.
- Love is like a delicate PLANT that must be cultivated and sheltered to keep it blooming.
- Love is like a precious GEM that must be guarded that it not be stolen or lost.
- Love is like a FIRE that must be constantly fed that it does not die.