In 1 Cor 13:3, Paul tells us that as the
Father is the head of Jesus Christ, so is man created to be the head of woman.
In the beginning, God said let us make man in our
(two) image. Man (Adam) was created first in the image of the God we
know as the Father, who is the lawgiver, lifegiver, sustainer, for God is
love, (1 John 4:8, also showing Godís love, John 17:26,1 Cor
13:14, Gal 5:22, 2 Thes 3:15, Tit 3:4, 1 John 2:5, 1 John 2:15, 1 John 3:16-17).
Adam recognized he was incomplete, something was missing. There was no one to
love, as Jesus shows us, the Father loved Jesus (John 10:11). In 1 Cor 13:4-8 we
are shown the qualities of love and Adam had no one to express these qualities
to. He was created with the characteristics to be a leader, to love as the
Father loves. Thus, Eve was created to compliment Adam and receive that Godly
kind of love.
She was created in the image of the God who
became Jesus Christ.
Adam and Eve were created in their (the two God's)
image, and as the two Godís were one in purpose, mentally and emotionally, so
Adam and Eve were created to be one in purpose, complimenting each other. The
definitions of the names of God which are lawgiver, lifegiver, sustainer defines
the position, the qualities of man, the head of the marriage state which
represents the relationship between the two in the Godhead.
Eve was created to be submissive to Adam
as Jesus is submissive to the Father. He came to do the Fatherís will (Luke
21:42). John 1:1-11,14 shows us that Jesus was the one that dealt
with mankind from creation. He was the Word, the Spokesman that represented the
Godhead, that taught the people, that rebuked and chastened and loved them. He
was the one that inspired the scriptures. He emptied himself of His glory, His
eternal life, which was given back to Him after the sacrifice and resurrection,
which is shown by Jesus in prayer (John 17:5) at the last supper with the
disciples before he was taken, and tried, and crucified. During His
administration on earth, the last 3 Ĺ years of His life, He revealed the Father
to the disciples and mankind as part of His administration.
As Eve was created in the image of
Jesus Christ, with the qualities and talents inherent within him,
so she has these abilities also created within her to teach and to love,
as Jesus taught and loved the disciples, and all He worked with since manís
creation. He was the one that would have taught Adam and all of Adamís progeny
if they had not refused to listen and obey from the beginning. Man
was to instruct and direct the woman as lawgiver and director in the home.
Woman was to teach the children and care for the home, provide for the
needs of the family (Prov 31). Man is to be the life force of the family, to
provide the seed that creates the children, as God is the life force that is
creating the family of God. This is what Adam was supposed to relate to Eve from
the beginning. She did not understand that she was to take any decision that
pertained to the welfare of the family to her head, in this case, Adam, before
she stepped out and made a decision, she was not to act on her own. She did not
understand that she was to take any instruction that the man gave to her and
take that instruction to God for understanding about how to use the instruction
given to her. Woman is to take the instruction that she receives from her Head
and go to God to receive Godís wisdom to carry out her administration as wife
and mother. It is womanís place to receive instruction from the husband, thus,
to take the admonition of her head, her husband, and apply them in the
home. As Jesus took the plans of the Father and created the universe
and a suitable habitat for the future children of the Father, his future
brothers and sisters, so Jesus was the one that did the actual creating, under
the authority and power of the Father, thus, the woman is to
assert the authority of her head, her husband, in carrying out her
administration with the family.
God holds the man responsible
for what happens in the home, with the family. It is his
responsibility to instruct the wife in the principles she is to train the
children, the principles of Godís way of life. The wife is to take the
principles and apply them to the every day activities of the home and to teach
them to the children. This is what Jesus did, he took the laws
that the Father gave to Him and applied them. They worked as one to accomplish
the goal of creating the universe and mankind, who were to be the children of
God. They were of one mind in the work they were and are doing. This is the same
way that man and woman are to work together, as one.
Man has refused to
take and apply, with love, his part as head and authority of the family from the
beginning and woman has usurped manís authority from
the beginning and not been submissive to her husband. If Jesus had said to the
Father, no do it this way, the universe and man would never have been created,
they would always have been pulling in different directions. There has to be a
final authority, and as the Father is the final authority in whatever decision
is made, so man is the final authority, under God, in
the marriage relationship. Without this line of authority, marriage and family
life results in misery and pain and death.
Man is to love his wife as described in 1
V. 4 -Love suffers
long--is longsuffering, is patient Gal 5:22
-Is kind--is gentle in
dealing with each situation as God deals with us in this world. Gal 5:22
-Vaunts not itself--is
not a braggart, does not force its authority is not a bully.
-is not puffed up--is
humble, thinks not excessively of himself (Luke 14:8-11)
V.5 -does not behave self
unseemly--in every situation behaves correctly, with Godís wisdom,
seeks not his or her own--is not selfish, thinking of himself or
herself first, but what is right for all concerned.
-is not easily
provoked--is not easily angered, thinks first before allowing anger to
control the situation, has a righteous reason for anger.
-thinks no evil--looks to
the motivation, and does not take things at face value
V.6 -Rejoiceth not in
iniquity--shuns evil, avoids even the appearance of evil
-Rejoiceth in the
truth--Jesus says that he is truth, looks for every way to seek to
obey God with joy, wholeheartedly.
V.7 -Bears all
things--accepts and carries through with the responsibilities of his
or her administration.
things--seeks out all truth, has faith Jesus will take him or her
through the course to reach the goal to eternal life to perfection.
-Hopes all things--has
hope (faith) that God will fulfill the goal of eternal life within him or her.
things--endures to the end, overcomes.
V.8 -Never fails--has the
love of God, the Spirit of God.
Godís spirit brings to fullness of
all of these qualities. These are the qualities the man is
to portray to the woman and the woman is to portray to the children, each
fulfilling their administration with the love of God portrayed above, because
these are the qualities the Father and Jesus portray toward mankind. Man guiding
the wife, in love and wisdom, and woman in wisdom submitting to the guidance of
her husband, portraying this same love through training the children. These are
the qualities of love, Godly love, we are to portray to each and every one we
come in contact with.
If man deals in love and
patience, knowing the principles of Godís way of life, which we are given
through the word of God in the Bible, guiding his family as carefully as God
guides us, there will be peace and harmony in the family, in the community, and
in the world. This is the same love each must have, which we will attain, when
we grow to perfection in the plan of God.