women’s role and work

It begins well, the work. God speaks a resplendent creation into being, a world he exclaims over, again and again, “It is good!” And then he makes a man, who is “very good”! And then: “The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it” (Gen 2:15, emphasis mine).

The work is good like everything else.

Then God sees one thing not good amidst all this goodness: the man’s aloneness. So he makes a woman. Her God-given role is not first sexual or social. It’s vocational: She’s to be the man’s helpmate. Her created purpose is to join the man in his work.

Work is good.

Mark Buchanan, The Rest of God, p.14


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