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What Ever Man Needs

fathersdayslidePsalm 139:14-18 (NIV) 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you.


“What every man needs….”
Genesis 2:15-25 (NLT) 15 The LORD God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it. 16 But the LORD God warned him, “You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden— 17 except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die.” 18 Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” 19 So the LORD God formed from the ground all the wild animals and all the birds of the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would call them, and the man chose a name for each one. 20 He gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild animals. But still there was no helper just right for him. 21 So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. While the man slept, the LORD God took out one of the man’s ribs and closed up the opening. 22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man. 23 “At last!” the man exclaimed. “This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken from ‘man.’” 24 This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one. 25 Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.

  1. We need a grind.

Genesis 2:15 “The LORD God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it.”

Ecclesiastes 2:24 (NIV) A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God.
Colossians 3:23 (NIV) Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,

2. We need solitude.
23…. “At last!” the man exclaimed!
Luke 5:16 (NIV) Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.

3. We need companions.
18-“It is not good for the man to be alone.”
22- Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man.
1. Helpmate -
2. Friends-
Proverbs 27:17 (NLT) As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.

4. We need to feel no shame.
25 Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.
Psalms 34: 4& 5 (NIV) I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.

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