1. She fears and reveres The 1. She sows and reaps Lord1. She is highly valuable 1. She is wise – speaks with wisdom and makes wise decisions1. Her husband trusts her and 1. She is kind -- helping the she contributes to his success poor and needy1. She is prosperous -- She is 1. She is a great mother an entrepreneur (business owner) and real estate investor.1. She is not idle or lazy 1. She is a guardian of her household 5
God saw great value in Woman – Hecreated her to be a helper <EZER> to Adam 12
Commentary• The woman is the perfect counterpart of man, possessing neither inferiority nor superiority, but being like and equal in personhood, and unique and different in function.• (Genesis 2:18) emphasizes man’s need for a companion, a helper, and an equal. He was incomplete without someone to complement him in fulfilling the task of filling, multiplying, and taking dominion over the earth.• This points to Adam’s inadequacy, not Eve’s insufficiency. Woman was made by God to meet man’s deficiency 13
Ezer – Helper & ProtectorJer 31:22b: For the LORD has created a new thing onthe earth: a woman protects a man." (RSV)Jer 31:22b: For the LORD has created a new thing in theearth--A woman shall encompass a man.“ (NKJV) 14
Did you know…?In Jewish wedding custom the bride circlesthe groom seven times during the ceremony – therefore, putting a hedge of protection around him. 15
See the Enemy ComingEve was made to be the perfect ally for Adam – as a military ally to fight the enemy She “sees” the “weapon” of the “enemy” 16 coming!