Keeper of His Home

by Chelsea McCafferty

Created for our Husbands

on August 9, 2012

“And the LORD God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help-meet for him.” Genesis 2:18

“For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.” 1 Corinthians 11:8-9

            It is interesting to look at the way God illustrates the importance of man having a suitable helper. In the book of 1 Timothy 3:12 it says, “Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.” This verse is fascinating. God is instructing the church on how to discern if a person is qualified to be a deacon. He gives a list of requirements and one of them is to be the husband of one wife. Now many view this verse to primarily express God’s displeasure with men having more than one wife. I agree that this verse makes that point very clear. God designed marriage between one man and one woman. However I think it is interesting that He does not mention an exception for single men. God says that a deacon should be the husband of one wife. Why? Perhaps it is necessary for someone with that degree of responsibility in the church have a helper. You wouldn’t see an executive in a business functioning without an assistant. He needs someone there to help him while he is trying to accomplish his tasks and work hard for the big boss. Consequently, leaders in the church are in the service of the Lord and it makes sense that they would need the support of a wife to do all to the best of their ability. The Word gives the same requirement of a bishop.

God gave the woman Eve to the man Adam to be his helper and the greatest gift of his life. He created woman for the purpose of serving, honoring and loving her husband when she does wed. Are you married? If so you were created to be your husband’s most suitable and exquisite helper; one that he cherishes and honors because of your undying commitment to him. Being a wife and a helper is a beautiful responsibility and it places you in a place of tremendous honor.

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