Light, war on women

Help Meet

I read a twisted use of “help mate” the other day so I figured it might be time to reblog this primer. I’ll be away for a funeral for a couple of days so forgive me if there is a delay in approving/responding to your comments. Have a wonderful Sunday.

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I had the word “helpmate” thrown at me the other day by a woman who was schooling me in my “biblical” role as a woman.  I did not bother to debate her, however, since I had already laid out my viewpoint and she was deaf to it.  Any further pearls tossed her way would likely be trampled.

But, since the word “helpmate” is still being used, erroneously, let’s deconstruct:

The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone.  I will make a helper suitable for him.”   Genesis 2:18

The word for helper here is the Hebrew word ‘ezer.  It is the same word translated as help in the following Psalms:

Psalm 33:20:  We wait in hope for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.

Psalm 70:5  But as for me, I am poor and needy;
come quickly to me, O God.

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  1. “An help meet for him”–suitable for him, aptly created for him. Terry and I have never stubbed our toes on this one. When we disagree, we both voice our thoughts. Sometimes we can come to a compromise, sometimes not. I have chosen to step back when the “not” happens, and to accept his decision. Note: He has never, ever abused that deference and I have never regretted it. Sometimes, he’s the one who steps back and defers to me. And there’s nothing unbiblical about his doing so.

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