Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. (Genesis 2:1-3 ESV)
Discussion: God blessed the Sabbath as a day set apart for rest and dedication to him. Why would God create a day dedicated for His worship? In a world of busyness, what steps can you & your family take each week to assure rest & time dedicated to The Lord?
…then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed. (Genesis 2:7-8)
Discussion: God created our bodies from dust… Take a moment and discuss the intricacies of the body & how it points to an all-powerful, intelligent, and creative God. God created humanity in His image & breathed His life into us. What does this say about the value God places on humanity? How can your family reflect that same value to each other, and others outside your family?
The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. (Genesis 2:20-22)
Discussion: God gave Adam & Eve responsibility, they had tasks to accomplish… Each & every task had the same goal, honoring God. Discuss how your everyday activities could honor God.
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. (Genesis 2:24-25)
Discussion: God places high value on the marriage of man & woman, stating that the two shall become one flesh. This is the highest of all human unions. What are some basic aspects of marriage? Discuss the significance of each of the following as it pertains to marriage.
Talking points: 1) The man & woman promise themselves only to each other. 2) The man takes responsibility for his wife & the wife for the husband b/c they are one flesh. 3) Sexual intimacy is meant for the union of marriage only.