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Fatherhood and Creation



Genesis 2:22-23 "Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, 'This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman,' for she was taken out of man.'"

 

In Genesis 2:22-23, we witness the creation of Eve from Adam's rib, symbolizing the intimate connection between man and woman. While this passage is often interpreted as the origin of woman and the institution of marriage, it also offers profound insights into the concept of fatherhood.

 

Traditionally, fatherhood has been understood in terms of biological contribution—the physical seed that leads to the creation of life. However, when we delve deeper into the story of Adam and Eve, we find a better understanding of fatherhood that transcends mere genetic lineage.

 

Fatherhood, as portrayed in the act of creation, encompasses not only the physical act of procreation but also the emotional and spiritual aspects of nurturing and caring for the life that is brought forth. In a sense, the act of creation itself makes Adam a father, as he becomes responsible for Eve, the woman formed from his own flesh.

 

Just as God is often described as the ultimate Creator and Father of all, human fathers are called to emulate this divine attribute by participating in the creative process of bringing life into the world and nurturing it with love and care. This creative aspect of fatherhood extends beyond the moment of conception to encompass the ongoing support, guidance, and protection that fathers provide to their children throughout their lives.

 

Furthermore, Just as Adam recognized Eve as "bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh," fathers are called to see themselves in their children and to foster a sense of unity and belonging within the family unit. A father’s presence in his children’s life makes all the difference in the world.

 

In exploring fatherhood through the lens of creation, we are reminded that fatherhood is a sacred and transformative role that involves not only the physical act of bringing life into the world but also the ongoing commitment to nurture, protect, and guide the lives entrusted to their care. By embracing this biblical understanding of fatherhood, they can cultivate deeper connections with their children, foster a sense of belonging and unity within the families, and fulfill their role as co-creators and stewards of life. In other words, the seed of man is sacred because it is from God. Not intended to be sewn anywhere or just with anyone. Let me make it plain, after the creation of Eve you see the union of marriage in Genesis 2:24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.


When the seed (semen) is not used in the manner in which God intended, it will cause that man to be in trouble with God. Thank God for the dispensation of grace that we are under because in the Old Testament they lost their lives. Look what happened in Genesis 38:9 But Onan knew that the offspring would not belong to him; so whenever he would sleep with his brother’s wife, he would spill his seed on the ground so that he would not produce offspring for his brother. 10 What he did was wicked in the sight of the LORD, so He put Onan to death as well.


Not saying that God cannot take our mistakes and turn them into blessings. He is a just God. The Bible says children are a blessing from the Lord (Psalm 127:3). Abraham is another example of a father from God. God says that Abraham would be the father of nations (Genesis 17:5). God would never give permission to lay with someone that is not your wife. Here are the instructions to Abraham.

 

Genesis 17:19 Then God said: “No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him."

 

The blessing is in following God‘s instructions concerning your seed. It was Sarah, his wife that told him to lay with the handmaiden not God (Genesis 16:2). For the first time in the Bible, we see a child and his father being separated from one another. Hagar and Ishmael were sent away.


Genesis 21:8 The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast. 9 But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking, 10 and she said to Abraham, “Get rid of that slave woman and her son, for that woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with my son Isaac.”

11 The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son. 12 But God said to him, “Do not be so distressed about the boy and your slave woman. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspring[a] will be reckoned. 13 I will make the son of the slave into a nation also, because he is your offspring.

The moral here is even though he did not wait on God to produce the son through his wife and chose other means God still had a blessing for that child life.

 

God gives instructions to the Father concerning his children. Proverbs 4:1 Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. Joseph was Jesus' earthly father and God gave him instructions concerning the life of Jesus (Matthew 1:18-25).

 

Through the timeless story of Adam and Eve, we are invited to reflect on the profound mystery and beauty of fatherhood—a role that transcends biology and encompasses the divine qualities of love, sacrifice, and creation. As fathers, let us embrace our calling with reverence and humility, knowing that in nurturing and shaping the lives of our children, we are participating in a sacred act of co-creation with the Divine Creator God Himself.

 

It’s important that we continue to pray for fathers to see themselves as a spiritual blessing to the family from God.

 

I pray this has blessed you. Please share with others. Leave your comments, and questions. I look forward to staying connected to you!

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This really Blessed me!!!

Apostle Peggy God Bless you, thank you for sharing this blog with us. Thank you for being such a great teacher.

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You’re welcome! May the Lord continue blessing you

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