“Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (Gen. 1:26-27)
God is a God of purpose: He created everything with and for a reason. Even (especially) aesthetics goes with functionality!
After God formed Adam (Genesis 2), He gave him an assignment, “The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” (Gen. 2:15), and then explained the limits within man was to live within this new environment- He set boundaries: “And the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”(Gen. 2: 16-17). With man adhering to both instructions received, the Lord saw that “it is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” (Gen. 2:18)
There are a few things here:
- In life there are always things you must, and things you must not do/touch.
- That which is forbidden will surely present itself to you (the very reason you were given the instruction in the first place).
- It was God who decided it wasn’t good for man to be alone; He also decided the timing.
- Adam was busy working, hence he needed a helper. A man who does nothing, needs help with/for nothing.