Genesis 2:18 “Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”
I know men who love to quote Ephesians 5:22-24 to people about their wives submitting to them. PRO TIP: You need to be a man of God to be respected as a man of God. But today’s article is about the role and responsibility that God gave Adam…not Eve.
This verse is for every husband that just mails it in every chance they get. They sit on the sofa and yell, “when is dinner ready?”. Can you make me a cup of coffee? Why is the house dirty?
Genesis 2:15 “The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.”
Working It | Adam and Eve
Notice that God put Adam in the Garden of Eden to work it and keep it. That includes everything. I’ll let that sink in for a minute. For some reason, men of my dad’s and granddad’s age came to the conclusion that women were to do all the things that men shouldn’t do. I don’t know where that came from, but it’s not Biblical in the slightest. God put Adam in charge of the Garden not to boss Eve around, but rather to LEAD. Notice the “work it” and “keep it” in the verse. Sounds like Adam was called to action. Are you a man of action?
Our next verse spotlight is verse 18, and it tells us it wasn’t good for man to be alone, so God made the man a helper. Hang on a second…it says, “a helper fit for him” or a “help meet” in the KJV. The word “help” indicates that Eve was to help Adam, not to take over or do all the work Adam didn’t want to do.
18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”
Supporting It | Adam and Eve
I heard a story from an old preacher outline the story of Man/Woman like this.
God made the woman out of man’s rib as it was the closest to his heart. He didn’t take it from man’s head so she could be over him. He didn’t take it from man’s foot so he could be a tyrant to her. God took it from man’s side for the woman to be a helper to man.
Our suggestion is when you think of your “Garden of Eden,” remember your helper is there to support you. You are there for each other and should approach the responsibilities as such.
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