Theme For David Jeremiah Devotional November 19 2020 – A Good Gift
Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
Recommended Reading: Proverbs 18:22
Everything God created in the six days of creation was “good.” Light, land and seas, vegetation, heavenly bodies, creatures of the earth—all was good in His sight. Indeed, as God looked back on the six days of creation, He declared it all “very good” (Genesis 1:31). Using the assessment of the apostle James, we might consider creation to be a good gift of God: “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights” (James 1:17).
But there was one part of creation God declared to be “not good”—the fact that the man, Adam, was alone (Genesis 2:18). So God turned “not good” into “good” by creating Eve, to be a counterpart to Adam in life. Together they would be stewards of creation, a pattern God declared as a prescription for humanity going forward. Man and woman would unite and “become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).
The gift of marriage became the crown jewel in God’s creation. A gift—a relationship, an institution—that would provide a foundation for the human race.
Marriage was conceived and born in the mind of God.