Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Crown of Creation

I love these observations by Matthew Henry on the creation of Adam and Eve: 
"Creation of Eve"
Wiligelmus*Modena Cathedral
“Yet man being made last of the creatures, as the best and most excellent of all, Eves being made after Adam, and out of him, puts an honour upon that sex, as the glory of the man (1 Co. 11:7). If man is the head, she is the crown, a crown to her husband, the crown of the visible creation. The man was dust refined, but the woman was dust double-refined, one remove further from the earth.... The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved.”

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