Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
"It is not good for the man to continue by himself. I am going to make a helper for him" (Genesis 2:18)
A key element of God’s purpose for humankind was for married people to have children and “fill the earth.” (Genesis 1:28) “I am going to make a helper for him,” said Jehovah, “as a complement of him.” God then had the first man fall into a deep sleep, and from his perfect body He took a rib and built that into a woman. When Jehovah brought this perfect woman, Eve, to Adam, the man said: “This is at last bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh. This one will be called Woman, because from man this one was taken.” Eve was truly a complement of Adam. Each would display particular attributes and qualities, yet both were perfect and made in God’s image. Thus Jehovah arranged the first marriage. Adam and Eve had no trouble accepting this divine arrangement that would provide mutual help and support.—Genesis 1:27; 2:21-23.
(Watchtower issue: 3/15/08, 2:1, 2)