The FreedomJournal received the following inquiry from one of our readers. God is the Head and Christ is the head of the Church. However man was created and the woman was created for man. But those that know God are not confused with the role of man or woman. A man respects his wife and a wife respects her husband. All answer to God.
Peace and Love,
Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal October 17, 2002 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Subj:House cleaning and God Help
Date:10/15/2002 6:53:22 PM Central Daylight Time
My wife despises house cleaning. I say that a clean home shows God that you appreciate his gift of shelter and protection that so many do not have. Do you know of any scripture that reflects this idea?
The FreedomJournal in response will review the Biblical Role of Women (Home, Church, and Society) in a series of articles.
THE BIBLICAL ROLE OF WOMEN (HOME, CHURCH, SOCIETY)
PART 1: THE CREATION OF WOMAN
Again we come thanking God our Father and our Savior Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. As we continue our mission of Truth, we have a responsibility to bring greater clarity to the inspired Word of God. The Role of Women in the Bible is very important. Especially since so many of the Faith have submitted too many world views. Often these world views reflect the ungodly philosophy of feminism.
For the record all Christian women are Free in God. Therefore, there is no need to seek further liberation. God in Christ by way of the Holy Spirit has liberated not only woman but also man. So in the scriptures we can find the answers to the questions raised around the responsibilities of the woman to her household. Yet first the woman is responsible to God. We will begin with the creation of woman noted in Genesis.
Genesis 2:18 "And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him."
God created an opposite being from man to fulfill His plan for reproduction of man and woman. This created woman was the helper of man. Man needed a helper suited for his social and reproductive needs. The phrase "help meet" means a counterpart or mate.
See related scripture 1 Timothy 2:13. "For Adam was first formed, then Eve."
Adam was first formed. The man was not created for the sake of the woman, but it was the other way around. This indicates that the man possessed some precedence or importance over the woman.
Proverbs 18:22. "Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord."
Proverbs 19:14. "House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the Lord."
Proverbs 18:22 note that the marriage relationship as noted in Genesis 2:18 is beneficial. In Proverbs 19:14 Solomon regards a prudent or sensible wife as a favor from God. Meanwhile earthly possessions are of little worth. God therefore designed the relationship between man and woman to meet completely all of the needs of man.
The following are additional scriptural references related to marriage:
Genesis 2:18-24: Marriage is God's idea.
Genesis 24:58-60: Commitment is essential to a successful marriage.
Genesis 29:10-11: Romance is important.
Jeremiah 7:34: Marriage holds times of great joy.
Malachi 2:14-15: Marriage creates the best environment for raising children.
Matthew 5:32: Unfaithfulness breaks the bond of trust, the foundation of all relationships.
Matthew 19:6. Marriage is permanent.
Romans 7:2-3: Ideally, only death should dissolve marriage.
Ephesians 5:21-33: Marriage is based on the principled practice of love, not on feelings.
Ephesians 5:23, 32: Marriage is a living symbol of Christ and the church.
Hebrews 13:4: Marriage is good and honorable.
Genesis 2: 21-22. "And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;"
2:22. "And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man."
Thus, God made woman for man. Therefore, there are distinct roles for man and woman. We will continue with related scriptures to these verses taken from the New Testament Book of 1 Corinthians.
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