David Burnell gave a powerful testimony about his marriage and life this morning and he urged us on to the higher standard. He challenged us to vulnerability with our wives. He taught us about his guardrails, how he’s shared those with his wife and how he needs her help in accountability to those. It was beautiful. He share this from the RH daily reading…
Ezer Kenegdo | Ransomed Heart Ministries<!–
Eve is given to Adam as his ezer kenegdo—or as many translations have it, his “help meet” or “helper.” Doesn’t sound like much, does it? It makes me think of Hamburger Helper. But Robert Alter says this is “a notoriously difficult word to translate.” It means something far more powerful than just “helper”; it means “lifesaver.” The phrase is only used elsewhere of God, when you need him to come through for you desperately. “There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, who rides on the heavens to help you” (Deut. 33:26).
Eve is a life giver; she is Adam’s ally. It is to both of them that the charter for adventure is given. It will take both of them to sustain life. And they will both need to fight together.