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Thursday, June 19, 2008

One Flesh

And the LORD God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him." ... And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. (Genesis 2:18,21-22 NKJV)

So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. (Ephesians 5:28-30 NKJV)

God made for man a ke-negeddoy—a "helpful counterpart" named wo-man. She was given life via the opening of flesh in man’s side which would have brought his bloodshed. Her purpose is to complement all he is by all she uniquely is (regardless of any purpose feminists view as superior to God’s).

Christ’s bride likewise received life in the final blood He shed via the opening in His side. Her purpose is to become one with Him and complement all He is by all she uniquely is.

Lord Jesus, thank You for Your great and passionate love for us, Your bride. Please unite us with one another as You are one with the Father, that we may truly be one flesh with You.

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