Have you ever contemplated the Garden of Eden scenario and wondered what was really going on there? The serpent must have been present as Adam was naming the animals but he doesn’t show himself until God fashions a woman from a part taken from within Adam. And many ask why does he approach the woman and not the man? I have seen most answers that the woman is more susceptible to tempTation and so he approaches her and will eventually bring down the man also. I challenge that though. God took extra effort to be personal and detailed in His creation of Chava (Eve). She is originally created to be an ‘ezer kenegdo’. In Hebrew, this means a helper suitable or counter to Adam. The two are connected interdependently. In today’s religious world and in the secular, however, we find women burdened with the responsibility of childbearing, housekeeping, physically fit, perfectly beautiful (of course, plastic surgery, botox and endless years of dieting, binging, purging, and exercise), career-minded, or homeschooling mother playing the teeter totter of balance between spirituality and practical matters and ending in an endless heap of weariness. I do not believe this is what God intended. She was created as an equal, able to face enemies as one unit and yet knowing that the man beside her has his ear to one who will teach him to love the way God loves; an ear to his Ish (spiritual source) and able to protect, nurture, heal, restore, and assist in the growth of the Isha (spiritual woman). Look in the next few posts to come for further details about what defines a spiritual man and a spiritual woman.
We will see how God prepared the couple for this battle; How the enemy knew how to intervene and perhaps how the couple fell apart amidst this enemy in their midst. We have only to look into the world and see how marriages and relationships fail to see the clues to what originated in the Garden of Eden. What is your perfect man? What is every woman looking for and every man hoping to be? Why don’t we see this kind of love and this kind of couple today?