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Bible Verse that suggests men too should wash dishes

Bible Verse that suggests men too should wash dishes

A recent article by Christian writer, Rachel Martin, suggests that white evangelical women are often taught that their calling is to be passive in the church, to be submissive to their husbands and to stay out of the pulpit. This is similar to the notion that says women's place is in the kitchen is still pervasive in many societies around the world. Fortunately, most women can find solace that this is not a biblical opinion.

In the era of gender equality when things are changing rapidly in favour of women as society and law recognise women's human rights, there is strong evidence that Bible is pro-women.

There is scriptural backing that suggests an opposite in the sense that men too have a space in the kitchen besides their spouses. We find this in the book of 2 Kings chapter 21 verse 13. God speaking to the people Israel used domestic to illustrate his plans as follows;

"And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab: and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down."

The scriptures above suggests that men in the bible time washed dishes and also participated in the act of wiping it. Many people may argue otherwise but the fact that this is capures in the bible in this form is an encouragement to women, many of whose partners are ‘too much of a man’ for them to be seen doing dishes or any house chores for that matter.

Beyond the gender-balanced information in 2 Kings chapter 21 verse 13, the fundamental scriptures that balances the argument in favour of women is found in Galatians 3 verse 28 that says;

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave or free, male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Christians often use this verse to support color-blindness in the church and both genders or sexes are equal before God and therefore there is no basis for discrimination.

Hence, men too can and should delight washing dishes not as a way of helping their spouses but as a matter of duty that is expected at home.


Credit:

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/15/987552105/the-making-of-biblical-womanhood-tackles-contradictions-in-religious-practice

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