The record on creation according to Genesis Chapter 1 shows that God had a plan and is still carrying it out. It starts by God creating the heavens and earth and ends by resting on the seventh day after creating man on the sixth day. God saw that all he had made was good but the only thing that was not good was man in his loneliness.
The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him. The Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep and while he was sleeping he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with the flesh. Then the Lord made a woman from the rib he had taken out of man and brought her to man. The man said; this is now the bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh, she shall be called woman for she was taken out of man” (Genesis 2:18, 21-23).
Woman was formed from the rib of man and this means that they were originally one. God wanted someone like man to assist man to exercise the dominion he had given him and therefore he made a woman. The only difference was the purpose of design; man was not designed to rule over woman but both were to exercise authority over the creatures. Sin perverted God’s plan and brought division between man and woman. When the woman used the power of her influence to convince man to disobey God and the judgment was that man was to rule over her.
A woman is a noble gift from God to man to avoid loneliness. She is the last and best of God’s work. A woman plays great role in a man’s life that is why the success and failure of a man depends on the type of woman he has. Most of the great men in history and even in Old Testament were born and raised up by women. The best example is Moses and Aaron who were raised up by Jochebed. It was through a woman that God sent His son into the world proving that He honors womanhood. Women played a great role in Jesus’ ministry; they accompanied Jesus and his disciples on their journeys providing support and care for them. A man without a wife is missing something precious in his life; (a woman is a savior of man’s body, send as an angel to minister to him (not quite scriptural).
Although women play a key role in men’s life some men see them as a deadly species more deadly and of low reasoning capacity. They categorize them as the same whether learned or not. I have heard men saying that a woman is the devil’s agent; this may sound true to the ears of many people because some women are deadly. The devil may use them as he can use any person regardless of sex.
In some societies women have been despised and are not allowed to air their views in any discussion. Men consider them to be grown up children. You hear them say, “All women are the same; young or old, their reasoning capacity is like that of a twelve-year old girl”. In such societies where men think like that, women’s suggestions or ideas are taken lightly. You hear men commenting ‘Do not listen to the words of a woman, women are like children’
Men should understand women; they need them and should not belittle them. Man, your success and failure depend on the type of woman you have and you should not let her feel she is nothing. One woman said “when I am by myself I am nothing, I only know that I exist because I am needed by my husband and children.” In some societies women are only to give birth and meet men’s sexual needs. They are handled as holiday for a poor man. A poor man has no place to go for a holiday so he spends most of his time on sex. Sex can be a poor woman’s disaster but a holiday for a poor man.
Women should be highly respected because without them men are lonely and unstable. God knew that man would be lonely without a woman and time and history has proved this to be true when men have been left without wives to help them.