by John Barnett

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John Barnett
Titus 2:4

This Father's Day I'd like to go back with you to the beginning--and together see God's original intent and plan for men who would become husbands and fathers as seen in Adam.

As you turn to Genesis 2, we see God original plan for husbands and fathers. Because as we honor fathers today all across our land--we can also remember that Father's Day is all about God's original design for husbands and wives, before the fall, before the warping that sin has caused.

In creation God designed men to be incomplete without the woman that He made for them. When Paul instructed wives to be trained in how to love their husbands it was a reflection back upon God's original plan for marriage. Our study in Titus is just a reminder that when Christ's church has husbands loved by grace-energized wives, those wives are just following God's plan He laid out from the beginning. God made the first woman Eve, to become Adam's close and cherished companion, friend, and completer.

Father's Day is a grand opportunity to go back to see God's design as He formed the first father in Genesis 2:18.

As we turn there, think of all that has happened from Genesis 1:1. God has made the entire Universe and crowned it with His last creation, in His image called a man.

Then, God finds the first thing in the entire Universe that was not good--it is right here in verse 18. God states that man should be alone. So God crowns the creation of man with the creation of woman.

Watch this great event unfold in Genesis 2:18-25 (NKJV). There is a wealth of marriage-changing-truth in these few words from God. Look at each piece.

v. 18 And the Lord God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him."

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First, v.18a say literally "not good is man's aloneness". That is as clear as can be. Aloneness, s ...

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