God didn’t create man to navigate this world alone. He created man and woman to work together. In Genesis 2:18, God said, “...it is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him,” (NASB). The word translated “helper” is a Hebrew word that means “aid” or “help.” As we discuss the attributes husbands needs from their wives, we are reminded that God created Eve to be a “helper.” Helper doesn’t mean slave. Helper is one who aids in various forms.
As a matter of fact, that same Hebrew word, “ezer,” is used in reference to God in many scriptures (see Psalm 33:20 and Psalm 70:5 for examples). Communication, patience, love, listening, understanding, respect, and all the other attributes I listed in this article ensures the wife provides the husband with the “ezer” he needs.
Christian marriages are under attack. Satan is doing everything he can to destroy marriages. As wives, we can’t force our husbands to obey Scripture, nor can we make them better husbands. However, God can do a mighty work in our husbands, our marriages, and ourselves when we entrust them to Him.
Don’t give up on your marriage. Don’t throw in the towel. In other words, don’t “...lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of faith,” (Galatians 6:9-10, NASB).
Aretha Grant serves her local church as a bible teacher and elder. She loves writing and is the author of Overcomer: 25 Keys to Walking Victoriously. Aretha resides in Hagerstown, MD with her husband and two youngest children. You can read Aretha’s blog at www.arethagrant.com.
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