Well-known pastor Rick Warren recently posted a devotional on his website in which he explains why God chose to create man before woman.
In the devotional, Warren, who is the head pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, wrote: “Did you ever wonder why God made man and then woman a little bit later? Why didn’t he make them both at the same time? I think he did it for Adam’s benefit. I think he wanted Adam to realize how much he needed women in his life.”
Warren goes on to reference Genesis 2:18 which states, “The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’”
According to The Blaze, Warren argues that this verse shows the importance of companionship in male-female relationships, as 1 Corinthians 11:11 reiterates: “But among the Lord’s people, women are not independent of men, and men are not independent of women.”
Warren also referenced Mark 10:6-9 in which Jesus talks about marriage: “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
Warren said that whether in marriage or singleness, men need women and women need men.
“God wired it this way. God thought up gender. God thought up sex. And God thought up marriage. What a God!” Warren concludes.
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Publication date: May 6, 2016