Dear Readers in Christ, "Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Monday, 8 July 2013


 “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 be would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof” (Gen 2:19).

Having given man wonderful wisdom and understanding, God now gives him a chance to exercise it. It was an honour and privilege conferred on man to name all the animals and fowls. Besides, it was a test to see whether he would select one of them to be his help-mate (there were the nightingales who were talented in singing, the peacocks with amazing beauty and animals that were gracious and gentle in appearance).

If man had made a selection, he could have selected only an animal as his help-mate. Some children of God select a partner for themselves without the guidance of God, and lo, and behold, it is nothing less than an animal in nature and behaviour! Of course, man could have given excuses for making a choice by saying, “After all it is God who brought him/her to me. I did not go in search of him/her.” Yes, God ‘brought them unto Adam’ but not so that he may marry one of them, but so that he may ‘see what he would call them’ i.e. he was to distinguish one animal from another and one fowl from another, and not take one of them as his help–mate.

Child of God, do not make a selection on your own. We find Adam taking the victory in this test. He gave them names befitting each one, and did not find among them ‘a help meet for him’.

 – Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion

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