Everything God does is for a reason. Why didn’t God use the blood, flesh or any other part of Adam to make Eve? God took Adam’s rib, why? Eve was made of a rib out of the side of Adam, not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to stand by him, under his arm to be protected and near his heart to be loved.
Adam was created but Eve was made. Adam came from the dust but Eve came from the rib. The rib does not easily decay in the dust but the dust can be blown away. So the rib (Eve) is in the dust (Adam) to help him stand the test of time. If God goes to the dust again to make Eve it will make her equal to Adam in headship.
Genesis 2:21, “And the Lord caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; And He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place”.
In the medical world before an operation is carried out the doctor will inject the patient with a sedative to put the patient to sleep. That was exactly what God did. God is a Supreme Doctor, He never broke medical protocols. He took Adam to the theatre and injected him with a spiritual sedative. Adam slept, God performed a spiritual surgery on him, removed the rib and stitched his flesh. During the spiritual operation on Adam even when he was asleep he knew what was happening by revelation. That was why when he woke up he said, “This is now bone of my bones ………” (Genesis 2:23). He knew a bone was taken out of him.
I don’t buy the idea of, “what a man can do a woman can do better”. It is not scriptural. The woman came to life by the rib, meaning, she is made to strengthen the man when he is failing, lift him up when he is waxing cold and help him when he tries to stumble. In other words, I believe it should be, “what a man cannot do a woman can do”.
God had to take the rib from Adam in an exchange for something better. His rib was a sacrifice to have a partner. No love without sacrifice. God was teaching Adam that a rib can be transformed into his replica. The man gave birth to the woman before the woman had the ability to procreate.
The rib was the bride price of the marriage. God had to take it from him as a bond or covenant of the marriage. This is the reason marriage is sacred. If you don’t understand the mystery behind it you won’t value it. If you and your spouse is about calling it quits is high time you gave it a second thought.
In the marriage between Adam and Eve, Eden was the church. God, Christ and Holy Spirit were the witnesses while the angels were the guests. I pray your marriage will never lose its rib.
Marriage is for a lifetime but wedding is for a day. Never forget that.