I can say honestly I’ve avoided this troublesome topic. The subject matter is quite distressing. In truth, I’ve found the discussion about the status of women vexing, as men have manipulated it throughout the ages to the point that women are now believing their standing to be ‘subservient’ to men. Let me inform my followers of what response I’ve always given when I was in the Army to soldiers who said their company was a piece of crap (in substitution for the other word). Quote, “I’m in this company too, I can’t agree with that statement because I would be saying I’m also a piece of crap, and I’m definitely not a piece of crap.” Let’s begin.
A Help Meet? “Genesis, Chapter 2, verse 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.” Stop. Let’s define the word ‘help’. Help is defined as rendering assistance to, joining in completing a task or continuously aiding another to complete goals or objectives. That was my own definition, but as you can see a helping hand, so to speak, is critical to accomplishing anything worthwhile. Would you think of someone multiplying your efforts to reach a goal subservient? Therefore, a help meet is not a tool to help you turn a screw and put away on a shelf to retrieve again when needed is it? Moving on.
A Guide? “1 Timothy, Chapter 5, verse 14…I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.” A guide is defined as anything whether it’s a person, place or thing that leads, directs or serves as a roadmap from the place you are to the place you want to find. “He needed a guide from Cyprus to Haiti, so he hired a ship and crew to speed him there.” Now, don’t you think a guide is an important resource to possess when searching for something? If you’re looking to hire a guide, shouldn’t that person know the way to the place you desire to be? You don’t have to believe the words you’re reading. Go board a plane destined from Cincinnati to Kuala Lumpur and ask the pilot if he or she knows the route to get there. When the plane has left the ground, will it be pointed in the right direction. The right altitude, speed and latest data about the corridor it will pass through to include weather updates. Storms do arise unexpectedly huh?
The Rib? “Genesis, Chapter 2, verse 22…And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.” What a surprise and here I was thinking from all the confusion that a woman was made from everything but a man. See, this is what happens when we begin to lower the status of women in relationship to men. As I’ll stated earlier in this post, if I am part of a company, partner, or a branch on a tree, why on Earth would I downgrade my status as part of a whole? Women you can stop the foolishness now! God didn’t make you subservient to the man. You are not relieved of your awesome responsibility whether you are single or married. “Well, he’s the husband and all I have to do is stop at the bear children part and I’m home free.” Alrighty then, to the men and women who didn’t like what you read up top; you should stop reading at this point because it gets ugly from here.
In conclusion. Get your head out your ‘four points of contact’. Any woman who’s bought into the thinking that all decisions in the house are to made by the man are as foolish as the man that believes it. Why would anyone want to be thought of only for bearing children or sexual relief and scorned when the troublesome periods strike the home? Who always gets the blame at this point? The woman because she didn’t speak up right? Here’s the popular refrain, “well you’re the man isn’t that what you said.” Women, it must be nice to not feel any pressure (if this post applies to you) to insure the ‘guide’ portion of your job is not usurped by the man. You’re still not off the hook because the success or the failure of your household is shared by the both of you. Don’t misunderstand me, the head of the household rule is applied if the both of you can’t agree on something and a decision must be made. The man must then bear the brunt of the call, but the woman can do all she can to limit the damage, or better yet, highlight the fortunate turn of events.
Women, if you believe you are inferior to men; then you must also conclude that men are from inferior stock as well because women were grafted from the man and nothing else. I can’t pluck an orange from the orange tree and turn around and say it tastes good because my hand grabbed it the right way. No. I took it from the orange tree and it taste good because of the goodness of the orange tree. Quit separating yourselves from the truth. Women do you hear me? Accept your lineage and operate (in a marital setting) as part of one flesh. Didn’t think I would finish with that crucial point did you?