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.
Comment: Generally Moses is claimed to be the author of the first five books of the Bible. But that must be taken with ‘a pinch of salt’! Don’t get me wrong for I am not doubting that Moses was not very much involved in the writing of the book, but he would have been hard pressed to write about his own death (Deut ch 34). And whilst he could well have written much/all of the remainder, he obviously was not an eye-witness to the book of Genesis and the beginning of the book of Exodus as he either wasn’t born or was a baby/infant. And the passage set for today raises a few of these type of questions. When God walked in the garden with Adam and the newly created Eve did he give them their first lesson on marriage, sex etc? That, as a concept, stretches my imagination a bit! But nevertheless it does summarise another of the pillars of the Judeo-Christian faiths. In spite of the widespread belief, around today, that marriage can mean anything which you desire to call it, the Bible says otherwise. This is more fully expanded in both the Old and New Testaments, which teach that one man and one woman set up a new separate unit of society, a married couple. I don’t know who first formulated these words, but it is an accurate description of what God planned.
Comment: Help me to believe, practice and teach Your truth, O God.