then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”
So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said,
“This at last is bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
because she was taken out of Man.”
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
God is the Creator. He created everything. The Universe. The Earth. Man. Woman. Sex. Love.
Love and sex are gifts from God
There are lots of reasons God created humans. One of those reasons is that we would love one another and have sex with one another in a way that gave us great joy and him great glory. Love and sex aren’t things humans came up with while he wasn’t looking. In fact, he commanded men and women to have sex.
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth
Love and sex are gifts from God to enjoy in such a way that God gets fame. When sin enters the world, it all gets fractured. And ever since, love and sex, maybe more than any other gift from God, has been warped into become a false god or gross necessity. God wants to redeem love and sex to be what it is intended to be: a gift that points us to Him, the Giver.
Come learn and invite your friends as we make much of Jesus through this book on love and sex.
He even gave his people an entire book to help us experience love and sex as the gift he intended to be enjoyed to the full so that he might get glory and fame to the full.
This book is called Song of Solomon. Starting September 8th and continuing through December, we’ll be working our way, verse by verse, through the book. Come learn and invite your friends as we make much of Jesus through this book on love and sex.