So you have your identity, and God has given you your home and job. So how fun is it to have all that stuff and have no one to genuinely share it with? Why be so rich with things, and yet void of relationship? No one enjoys being alone. This is because God did not create us to be alone, but rather for community.
Gen 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
Gen 2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
Gen 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
Continuing on in our Genesis conversation, please notice this point: Nothing up to this point in man’s creation did man have an opinion about!!! He couldn’t tell God where he wanted to live, work, who he wanted to serve/lead, or what boundaries he wanted to follow. His entire life was given directly by God. It is clear that he wasn't even aware that he was the only one like him. God notice it. The Lord (YHWH,s.) God (Elohiym. pl.) said, “It is not good...”
Now the Bible says "...the Lord is God..." (Joshua 22:34, I Kings 8:60, Ps. 100:3, Dan. 4:35, 39).
The Bible says that "the Lord is good.." (Ps. 34:8, Jer. 33:11, Lam 3:25, Nah. 1:7)
I submit that if "it is not good" then "it is not (God, pl.)". Simply put, the singular plural entity (YHWH Elohiym in Gen 2) looks as says, “The image of our "We-ness" is not complete. What we have only reflects the "I" of "We".”
There is some misguided notion handed to us for generations that Woman was made to fulfill a need man had. This is not entirely holistic. Woman was not made to fulfill some need that man had. She was made to fulfill a need God had. She was made for God, to complete the image of God. Adam simply reaped the benefits of God glorifying Themself in the creation of Adam's equal.
Point: Woman's purpose is to glorify God!
Point: The image of God is them, male and female, not solely him masculine, each is in the image of God individually, and together they reflect the image of God corporately.
How is it in your relationships? Are the women in your life treated as if they are co-equal with men in the image of God, to complete the image of God, in order to glorify God? Or are the men in your life allowed to “lead”, our code word for rule, based on the well-intended, yet unholistic interpretation saying man is more in the image of God than woman, ordained by God to the mythological role of headship? We will talk more about this in another post. Stay tuned