Genesis

Genesis 1-3 (just chapter 2)

Normally there will only be one post per read, but I just had to get started early (so I split up the first 3 chapters)

CHAPTER 2.  SOAK IN EVERY WORD.  Why?  Because there are only 4 chapters in the WHOLE Bible that show us what life with God ‘was’ and ‘will be’ without sin.  The first 2 chapters of Genesis and the last 2 chapters of Revelation.  Everything in between is a hot mess!!

By the way I am determined to read each word and see something new in every chapter, and I am already seeing things I never noticed before (I bought a new Bible so I wouldn’t focus on my old notes).  As much as I love to ponder and picture God actually forming us, here was my new read:

The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”- Genesis 2:18 NIV

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”-ESV

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper corresponding to him.” CSB

Interestingly,  I never noticed it was God who determined that it was not good for man to be alone (I have always seen it as Adam wanted a helper).  But there is no indication that Adam was dissatisfied.  God was Adam’s helper (but superior) and the animals were his helpers (but inferior).  God desired a helper that was equal to Adam.  I researched the different versions and the Hebrew translations and they all concluded “suitable” suggests something that completes.  (Makes me think of Jerry Maguire’s “You complete me in a whole new way”).

Anyone read anything new in Ch 1 or 2 they want to share?