Genesis 2:18

The scripture for today is Genesis 2:18
Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, it is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.
God created man in His own image and gave him dominion over a perfect world. But the man was without the companionship of another creature like himself. All of the other animals had mates, but man in this regard, was alone. God recognized his condition and concluded that "it is not good that the man should be alone" or "only himself." So God decided to make a help meet for him; a counterpart of himself, one formed from him, and a perfect resemblance of his person. "If the word be rendered scrupulously literally, it signifies one like, or as himself, standing opposite to or before him. And this implies that the woman was to be a perfect resemblance of the man, possessing neither inferiority nor superiority, but being in all things like and equal to himself." Adam Clarke  
God made mankind in stages, first the man and then the woman. By so doing, He showed us the need for matrimonial companionship. Man is a social being and as such it was not proper that he should be without a companion. His companion was to complement the man and make him whole or complete. That which was lacking in his experience was provided by the matrimonial companionship of the woman. God did not create another man for this relationship, he created a woman. If God had created another man, He not only would not have solved the original problem confronting man, He would have compounded it. The notion that God intended for a man to find matrimonial companionship with another man is a perversion of what God established at creation. Also, the notion that God intended for His ministers to live a life of celibacy, without the companionship of a wife also flies in the face of God's own words, "it is not good that man should be alone." God knows what we need. He has made abundant provision for us in His creation. He made mankind to have fellowship with Himself and He created men and women to complement and complete each other in their expression of life's fullness. The joys of life come from the presence of God. Following His plan for living is the only way to remain in His presence and secure His joy. He loves us and knows much better than we do what is best for us. As we surrender our wills to His will, we relinquish control of our lives to God whose wisdom and knowledge is unlimited. We find in that place of surrender the joys of an abundant life. We find His presence and we are not alone.
God bless you as you continue in His service.