August 4, 2011
Today, Lesley explains what it will mean for a wife to be her husband's helper.
One of the ways in which a wife will be her husband's helper involves children (but that’s another topic for another day). But in the context of Genesis 2 it is also to help in the task, the commission, the charge, that God has given him – to serve God in the garden, to guard and keep it – that is, to have responsible dominion over it.
That means that she will try to help him in his work – his responsible dominion in the world.
If her husband is a baker, she will take an interest in the bakery business, maybe help with researching new sources of ingredients, helping with the accounts, making sure his aprons and hats are white and ironed.
Now if her husband is a minister, what will her helping look like?
That's what we will explore next week.