Question:

I hope you can answer these for me:

  1. When Adam worked in the Garden, did he have to work and show he was worthy Eve for God to present her to him?
  2. I understand the help meet part, but did God make Adam for Eve or Eve for Adam?
  3. I know it was a marriage sermon God did. The Bible says a man who finds a wife finds a good thing. I didn't read where Adam had to go look for her.

Answer:

Adam did have to work (Genesis 2:15), but it was not for the purpose of earning Eve. It was his job to tend the garden. God created Eve because God noted that it wasn't good for man to be alone (Genesis 2:18). The naming of the animals that followed was to prove to Adam that he needed someone equivalent to him (Genesis 2:20).

Adam existed first and Eve was created for him.

You referred to "He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the LORD" (Proverbs 18:22). The "find" is a general term. Adam found Eve when he awoke from his sleep (Genesis 2:22). Even though Eve was made to specifically be a companion for Adam, he still found in Eve a gift from God.

Response:

Thank you!

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