Delivered By
Dr. R.E. Banks Sr.
Delivered On
June 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Central Passage
Genesis 2:18-22
"How It All God Started", Msg. 7

Webster defines a sidekick as a slang expression for a close companion; a person closely associated with another as a…partner.

Today I will talk about a special sidekick created and given by the Lord, God, himself. God planted a garden. He grew every tree that was pleasant to the sight and good for food. In the midst of the garden, He planted the Tree of Life and in close proximity, He planted the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. God created the man from dust and put him into the garden to dress and keep it. He commanded the man to feel free to eat from every tree in the garden, except for the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil; for if he ate of it, he would surely die.

On the sixth day, the Lord continued to have conversations with his eternal self. He then told the man that it was not good for him to be alone. To be alone does not promote the fullest life for his best service. Man was created as a social being for the expansion of humankind. So, God put Adam into a deep sleep and from his side created woman. God took one of Adam’s ribs and closed the flesh. The Bible translates “rib” meaning one side of man.

Woman was not taken out of a higher or lower part of his body to show that she was to rule over him or serve under him. She was not taken from his feet to be trampled on, but she was taken from his side to be equal to him; near his heart; dear to him as his companion. Woman was not a casual, rush job of nature. God carefully made her and personally delivered her to man. This is a foundation of what marriage is.

The happiness of marriage is being one in whom Adam sees Eve as his image and counterpart similar in shape, constitution, and disposition. She was to be his help meet.

Adam named all the cattle, birds, and beasts. There was no help meet in that group for him. Though God allowed us to co-exist in the garden, I am led to believe that the nature of the animals had a kinship with man, but not companionship. Thus, the need for Eve.

The text does not say that Adam complained about being alone. He knew that God was with him. God walked and talked with Adam. The Mighty one made Adam a life companion, a spouse, a true love. God gave him a lover, a wife, a beloved, a partner and a bride.

Wake up, Adam. The operation was successful. Meet your sidekick.