Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.” Genesis 2:18 NASB
In looking at the meanings of ‘helper suitable’ and ‘alone’ within the Genesis 2:18 text, and using their root words to understand the strength and weakness explicit in their meanings, we need to be able to confirm this in the wider scripture. There must be other verses or portions of scripture elsewhere confirming what YeHoWaH has purposely placed there for us to know. If there isn’t, then this is an isolated, unsupported and therefore incorrect understanding of these words.
To recap, I am presenting ‘ezer kenegedo’ (helper suitable) with the meaning being understood as: a strong/efficient help/aid to rescue/save by -both presence and voice, standing opposite the man to oppose, praise, declare, expose… speaking thus into his life. In the best Continue reading →
Proverbs 31:8-9: Open your mouth for the mute, For the rights of all the unfortunate. Open your mouth, judge righteously, And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.
My husband and I watched the movie Suffragette (a suffragette is a woman seeking the right to vote through organized protest). We enjoyed it for the good acting, suspense and story line. It was refreshing to watch a movie with little profanity, no blasphemy and without sexual references. I would advise that it would be a good watch for the younger generation as well.
I’m always a bit hesitant to believe everything in a movie that claims to be “based on true Continue reading →
Following on from Ezer Kenegedo 1 we see clearly the kind of strength God designed in women, to meet the need He identifies in man.
Genesis 2:18 presents with clarity both the problem and its solution. YeHoWaH Elohim sees the man’s ‘aloneness’ as his weakness –describing it as ‘not good’. The Hebrew word lə-ḇad-dōw translated as ‘alone’ in Genesis 2:18 means – alone, apart, bar, besides, branch, by self, of each alike, except, …and interestingly -strength (SEC). It comes from ‘badad’– a primitive root –‘to divide’:- to be solitary or alone. Brown-Driver-Briggs has this to say of the Continue reading →
Many misconceptions have developed and assumptions been made in regard to what happened in the Garden of Eden. While many will acknowledge that Adam was the vessel through whom sin entered the world (Romans 5:12) often there is an assumption that the lead-up to Adam breaking the commandment was because of the woman’s actions; i.e. usurping Adam’s authority or enticing Adam to eat the forbidden fruit, or, because of his own inaction i.e. not protecting Eve, not taking the lead etc. But I think all these ideas can be disregarded when we consider Romans7:9;
“Once I was alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died”