Ladies, do you want to transform your marriage? This is the key point in scripture that will give you the wisdom to do so. We have talked before about praying for your husband...you can find that post here...which is vital to a strong marriage or a marriage that needs the LORD to move. What I am about to share is just fascinating to me, something that is so good it can't be kept under key.
We are going to take an Eastern mindset to the scripture Genesis 2:23.
To put things in context, we are looking at the writ account of Adam waking up and seeing Eve at his side for the first time. Remember, Adam was brought all the animals and plants and birds of creation to him to name and find a suitable helper; none were found. So, a deep -as in depth like the ocean- sleep was placed on Adam by God and a "rib" was taken to create Eve. This is a blessed picture I think. Man was created in God's image, Hebrew root word dam meaning blood, as in related by blood. Later, woman was created out of the man to be a helper and a companion. Now to our scripture, writ from a Eastern mindset reading...
"And the human said, this one is bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh
Here is a quick word study to understand how the ancient Hebrew woman would read this scripture:
Bone of my Bones...Bone is the Hebrew etsem. The root word is eyts meaning a tree. These two words in connection would bring on the meaning that the bones are the tree of the body, the structure. Eyts can also have the meaning to counsel. The meaning of Bone of my Bone to the ancient Hebrew woman then becomes yo'eyts; she is the counselor, in the sense of support and firmness, the tree as structure to her husband. How cool is that!
Flesh of my Flesh...Flesh is the Hebrew basar meaning the skin or the meat of man (or animal). It is also used in Genesis 1:4, 2:3 "to proclaim that it was good". The idea was to proclaim good. This idea and word is found in much of the old testament with the sacrifice of the flesh of a slaughtered animal to proclaim good news, like a babies birth for instance. Here, the same idea is held. Adam was proclaiming that his flesh was used and proclaiming that Eve was good. What a love relationship!
Because...because of this; because this was. Because is the connection word kiy. This is a very ancient and primitive word not used much in the modern Hebrew. The word can also be rendered since. Since of this or since this was, as in being bone of my bone.
Lets put this all together in a way, say Sarah, would have understood this verse.
"And the human said, 'this one now at last; is a support in firmness like
Often times, the change starts with us, the wife, his bride. We can not expect our husbands to be the man we want him to be if we are not being the wife we were created to be for him, literally. To have a great husband, he needs to have the structure and support and counsel that he can proclaim is good! Just as Adam did over Eve, be the wife he needs so he can be the husband you need. Have a major blessed week ladies.
Welcome! Marie is a wife, mother of two teens, and a fur baby. Marie and her family live in the north-central US. She is a homeschool Momma, avid outdoors man, and is disciplined in the study of Jewish and Christian Scriptures along with Hebrew and Greek dialect. Marie has been asked for years to share herself, so, welcome to Marie' life:)