by Dr. Ed Young

The Garden Wedding
Ed Young
Genesis 2:19-24

We're reading in Genesis Chapter Number 2, beginning with verse 18 and reading through verse 24. 18 Then the Lord God said,'' It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a help mate for him.''

19 And out of the ground, the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every fowl of the air and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them. And whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle and to the fowl of their and to every beast of the field, but for Adam, there was not found a helpme for him.

21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept. And He took one of the ribs and closed up the flesh instead thereof.

22 And the rib which the Lord God had taken from man made He a woman, and brought her unto the man.

23 And Adam said, ''This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. She shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man.''

24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother and shall cleave unto his wife and they shall be one flesh.

Let's pray together. Father, we thank you for Thy presence in this service today. For music, how it inspires us and lifts us up. And for the clear instruction of Thy book which always has that urgent word of truth. Lord, I pray right now that You will speak. Let me get out of the way so that Thy word and Thy holy and divine message might not only be heard, may it be received and understood and incorporated into our living. For this is our prayer, made in the strong, holy name of Jesus Christ, our living Saviour and Lord. Amen

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