Ephesians 5: 22-32 Submitting (support) yourselves one to another in the fear of God. 22Wives, submit (support) yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23For the husband is the head (foundation) of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. 25Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 28So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 29For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as Yahushua the church: 30For we are members (a supporting part) of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 31For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence (deference) her husband.
In creating Eve she is said to be Adam’s support prior to the fall. Yahushua has restored that helper both to the kingdom of heaven and man who was the king in the earth. Look at the punishment to Adam, he lost his help meet now he would look to the ground for support. The wife was his support prior. Yahushua has restored that structure and perfect system. Duties of the perfect wife are described in Proverbs 31. She is a worker and provider in support of her families needs. Genesis 2:22-25 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet (supporter) for him.
21And Yahuweh 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; 22And the rib, which Yahuweh God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 25And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
As Yahushua gave His life for the church in servitude, so also the man is to sacrifice for the wife. The wife like God is my helper (Psalm 54:4 Behold, God is mine helper: Yahuweh (who saves) is with them that uphold my soul.), supporter.
Father as men let us fill the roll of good husbands and fathers caring and sacrificing for our families with great love and respect for our wives and children. We stand as supporters of the kingdom of heaven by example. Wives stand as the women of God supporting your men, deferring authority to the man who is to be led by God. In holiness loving and supporting even when they are in error, standing in the fear of Yahuweh. Halle lu YAH