God then put Adam in a deep sleep and created in the man’s images someone equal, beautiful, and yet so different. When God presented her to the man, Adam was excited and amazed; ‘At last’, he said ‘bone from my bone and flesh from my flesh…’ – my companion, my equal – and he called her woman!
The woman was God’s perfect provision for a companion to Adam. By receiving and accepting the woman as God’s gift the man demonstrated his faith in God’s integrity!
Adam’s focus was therefore on God’s flawless character, not on the woman’s looks or performance! This cornerstone principle has never changed – marriage still implies that a husband and wife accept one another as God’s total and perfect provision.