“And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, ‘This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.’ “Genesis 2:22-23
A quote from Voddie Baucham’s What He Must Be…If He Wants to Marry My Daughter,
“Not only was Eve made for the man, after the man, and from the man–she was also brought to the man….This was the purpose for which she was created. Eve’s being brought to Adam was an obvious act of submission to his headship.” (emphasis added)
I would like to share a bit of my thoughts with you on a long-term problem in the world we live in.
Feminism (women’s rebellion against God’s creation order) is a serious detriment to our culture. If you’re a follower of this blog, you may have already gotten the sense that I am against feminism or “women’s liberation.” It has not made this nation–or this world– any better but instead it is continuing to make it worse.
Our culture is indoctrinated greatly with feminist views, ideas and philosophies. It’s everywhere and I mean EVERYWHERE!!!!! Even in the church! Many of us have feminist mindsets and don’t even know it. I know I did.
Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” (Genesis 2:18 ESV) (emphasis added)
To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.” (Genesis 3:16 ESV) (emphasis added)
This is the where problem lies. Women do not want to be helpers to men, we would rather rule over them. But the reality is that we cannot escape our design. We are designed to be helpers to men. Here’s a quote from Chapter 2 of It’s Not That Complicated by Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin,
“…God didn’t just create Eve because Adam was lonely and had no one to take sunset walks with; Genesis 2:20 says He created Eve because ‘for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him.’ When God created man, He gave him a mission: ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it.’ (Gen. 1:28) To take dominion over EVERYTHING else that God had created…God knew that this mission was too big for man to accomplish on his own, so Eve was tailor-made as a ‘helper fit for him’ (or as the KJV translates it, ‘an help meet for him,’ Gen.2:18) ” (emphasis added)
It’s in our nature to help the men in our lives, whether he’s your, father, brother, husband or employer. We cannot not help men. However, how we help them is the choice we must make.
More from the Botkin sisters:
“By making the wrong choices, women can spend their lives helping the wrong men, or helping men lead in the wrong direction (even derailing good men)…But you can’t even imagine the powerful, positive effect the right choices will have on the men around you, inspiring them to be more than they are.” (emphasis added)
We have allowed feminism to lie to us and have lost sight of God’s desire for women. When womanhood and femininity are viewed in light of God’s Word we can truly see a woman’s role the way an impeccable God says it should be.
Who We Are
We were made in God’s image. Scott T. Brown says this in his book Feminine by Design:
“Since you bear the marks and attributes of the image of God, you have an appointment from God to live according to your design. You must play the role appointed. You are the specially designed daughter of the King of Kings.”
Let’s get back to the truth. It is SO necessary.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)
This is part one of a new series I am starting called Woman, that will enlighten my fellow females about our God-given roles and responsibilities in His Kingdom. I pray you enjoyed part one. Thanks for reading.