Perhaps the most overlooked aspect of a wife’s role as helper is the fact that God bears the title Himself.
In Jesus’ last conversation with His disciples before His crucifixion, He comforts them by promising to send them the Helper, the Holy Spirit:
“Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.” (John 16:7)
In no way is the Holy Spirit inferior to God—He is God, our Helper. This third person of the Trinity bears the same job title as a wife! This should encourage us to embrace the title with absolute delight.
Where have we gotten this idea that being in charge is somehow superior to being behind the scenes? It is an idea older than earth itself. Before the earth was created, Satan was actually an incredibly beautiful and gifted angel. Guided by pride, he wanted the credit, praise, and glory due to God. Other angels even agreed to follow him instead of God, and this is what led to Satan being cast out of heaven along with the other demonic angels. (Isa 14:12-15 and Ezek. 28:11-19)
Satan whispers to women that God is unfair in calling them to be helpers and suggests we should be the ones in charge. Wanting to be the best, to be noticed, praised, and glorified is a trait of Satan. When we seek these things, we are actually behaving like him.
Be reminded today that to be a helper is a high and holy calling and when you occupy that role, you are imitating God.