Gen 2:19 “And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.”
Different languages and tongues have various ways they call the animals in their environment. Could that be what the Bible meant by “whatsoever Adam called them…”. Certainly not.
From the Hebrew word “sham” which speaks of conspicuous position; an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality by impl. honour, authority, character.
The above simply means that Adam did not just mutter words to conjure syllables that fell out of his mouth. Naming the creature of the Almighty was more than saying “Cow, Lion,Dog,Snake”. The creatures had their forms from the workshop of the creator but it was Adam’s to give them their individualities, authorities and character on how to function in Adam’s world.
God watched him do as Adam resumed office; to take care of the garden. It was Adam’s first assignment to order the different species with their individual functions. In doing so, Adam named them. The Bible said ” God brought the animals to Adam to see what He would call them”
Circumstances comes to us every day; in different shades and colours while God watches and waits to see what name we would call them. Whether the circumstance is of the devil or not, God will allow it our way to see what we’d call it.
What name would you call it?
Little David while tending his father’s sheep, had difficult circumstances. The challenges and difficulties became a refrence when he needed God in the matter of confronting Goliath because he had named his previous circumstances & challenges right. To David,the lion and bear where mere predators that were meant to be contained nothing more.
*Naming your situation right helps you to keep it under control.
*God brought them to Adam to see what he will call them. This means that though God allowed Adam name the animals, He expected Adam to name them right.
*The devil might call it cancer what do you call it?Medicine might call it turmoil but do you say?Your pockets might say they are empty but what name do you call the circumstance that has come before you?They wait on thee oh friend to see what you may call them!
God bless you as you assume your role of seeing just like God sees and hence naming and overcoming right. To Saul’s army, Goliath was named the insurmountable giant but to David a mere uncircumsized philistine. What do see?What are you naming?