Lone Ranger

"It is not good for the man to be alone." Genesis 2:18

God knows our hearts better than we know ourselves. He created us to be in companionship. And after this verse in Genesis, God continues to create animals to find a suitable companion, but as they are presented before Adam to be named; none of them are like Adam. Adam is roaming around on two legs with all these animals on four. It is quite understandable when you think about it.

Therefore, God created another human, not in the same fashion as he made every other living creature, but directly from the rib of man and formed with dust and breathed into just. Like. Adam. Was.

When God presented the newest creation before Adam, it is recorded: "At Last!" Someone who is exactly like me! Adam was ecstatic! We can't even begin to imagine the feelings that Adam felt right at that moment. Because none of us have ever been the only man on earth stuck with all the animals.

After this, the author makes reference to marriage and how the man will leave his father's household to be united with his wife. This is very clear throughout scripture and is practiced by the Jewish community and has been until a man named Paul comes on stage as the lone ranger.

Paul writes, "...I wish everyone were single, just as I am. But God gives to some the gift of marriage, and to others the gift of singleness." I Corinthians 7:7

What does Paul mean here? We can see very clearly in Genesis that man is meant to be united with woman and yet Paul is telling those in Corinth that it is better to be single. This is one of the great paradoxes of the Bible. Should we be married or should we not be married?


God knows that we were created for companionship with one another.

Paul is writing to the sexual immorality issues happening in Corinth.

Context is key. Later on, Paul says that it is better for man to unite a woman in marriage than to burn with lust.

There was no sin in the time of Genesis.

There was much sin in the time of Paul's letter to the Corinthians.

To wrap it all up, Paul was the greatest lone ranger in all of history and we can all live by his example in terms of Christianity and being a witness to the ends of the world.


  1. No sin in the time of Genesis? Maybe at the point in Chapter 2 where you quoted from, but look at the very next Chapter... bam! Sin.

    I'd also argue that not everyone is created for companionship with one another. Some people are able to great things to further God's kingdom all on their own. No spouse. No friends. I've known a couple of people like this personally.

    Of course... I just like to try and push people's buttons to make them think harder :) Keep on writing! It'll be fun to look back 5 years from now at things like this and see where you are, where you were and what's changed.

  2. No sin at the point of creation. There was much sin when Paul wrote about being better without spouse.