1. In Genesis 1 we read about the 6 days of Creation. 2. Mother's Day is an especially appropriate time for us to emphasize the fact that "on day 6 God made a woman."
I. LET US FIRST REVIEW THE 6 DAYS OF CREATION (Genesis 1)
A. (vs.3-5) Day 1: light [Day and Night] B. (vs.6-8) Day 2: the firmament [Heaven] C. (vs.9-13) Day 3: dry land [Earth], the Seas, plants D. (vs.14-19) Day 4: the sun, the moon, and the stars E. (vs.20-23) Day 5: marine animals, birds F. (vs.24-31) Day 6: land animals, man, and woman 1. Man and woman were made in God's image. 2. They were instructed to multiply and fill the earth.
II. EXTRA DETAILS ABOUT THE CREATION OF MAN AND WOMAN ARE REVEALED IN GENESIS 2
A. According to vs.4-5, there was a void in the earth before God made man. 1. We learn from vs.7 how God made man. 2. This man was responsible for filling that void (vs.8, 15). B. According to vs.18-20, there was a void in the man's life. 1. We learn from vs.21-23 how God made woman. 2. This woman was responsible for filling the void in the man's life (vs.24). C. Did you notice that the Creation was completed when God made the woman? D. Let us notice the condition of the Creation at this point (Genesis 1:31).
III. THE WOMAN BECAME A MOTHER
A. The woman's name [Eve] has a special meaning [life, living] (Genesis 3:20). B. We know the names of 3 of her sons (Genesis 4:1-2, 25).
IV. THE WOMAN'S SEED WAS THE SUBJECT OF A VERY SPECIAL PROPHECY (Genesis 3:15)
A. At this point Adam and Eve had sinned by eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. B. God punished everyone involved -- the serpent, Eve, and Adam. C. This prophecy was made while God was punishing the serpent. D. It was fulfilled many years later when Jesus came to earth (Galatians 4:4-5).
1. Eve is often criticized for her role in the first transgression of God's will. 2. Let us not overlook the fact that she gave birth to Seth who is in a special bloodline (Luke 3:23, 38). 3. Let us grow in our appreciation for God's wisdom in completing His creation on day 6 by making a woman. 4. A fitting tribute to virtuous women is found in Proverbs 31:10-31.