The First Love Song
The First Love Song
And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. Genesis 2:23
Read Genesis 2:21-25
It is true that the Bible does not say that Adam sang when he saw Eve coming towards him for the first time, yet what we read in our text sounds like a love song. What happiness must have filled Adam’s heart the first time he saw a created being that was perfectly suited for him.
In this historical event we are given evidence that the theory of evolution is untenable. Evolution reasons that human life originated from more primitive forms of life—that mankind is merely an ennobled or improved form of life. But evolving from lower subspecies would not have been understood by Adam at all, so when he saw adammah, woman, he was captivated by her!
This was the beginning of something unique and most beautiful. This was the solemnization of the first marriage, which set the tone of all future marriage relationships. There was an official aspect to this new relationship; God’s Word tells us that a man is to leave his father and mother to begin a new family unit. Moreover, in this new entity man was to experience the secret of intimacy, which climaxes in a sexual union.
Listen carefully. This union between a man and a woman is to take place only within the protection of the marriage bond. The way that society regards marriage and sexuality is both shocking and shameful. Let us never think this is normal. Let us never engage in such immoral behavior. Cherish this precious gift as a rich treasure! From Adam’s love song, may you learn what lives guided by the Lord are like. Such a life is not a restrictive harness but the gateway to true happiness.
Question: What does the fact that marriage and sexuality existed before the fall imply?
Psalter 369:1 (based on Psalm 133) How pleasant and how good it is When brethren in the Lord In one another’s joy delight And dwell in sweet accord.