THE ISSUE WITH COVERING IN THE TORAH, IS A CONFLICTING MATTER, AS THE PRACTICE OF IT THUS FAR PRESENTED, IS FULL OF ERRORS.
Reconciling this issue with the Torah is a bit complicated. I say more complex, than it needs to be. What's wrong with it? Essentially, that the issue of the husband "covering" his wife, and even her transgressions, supersedes the fact that our sins are covered by the blood of the atonement, offered by Yahshua, and that alone. Since when does the "covering" of the husband absolve any woman from her personal transgressions? Wasn't there a covering cherub, who profaned the sanctuary to a point of being cast down to earth?
The examples of Sarah and Saphira have been used to make a case for both woman suffering undue judgement, because they somehow were doing what they were supposed to do, under their husband's covering. Isn't that like blindly following after one's husband's leading, even if it means falling off a cliff? Was not Sarah judged along with Abraham because they both opted to concoct a plan that in no way reflected the sovereignty or righteousness of Yah?
Choosing to submit themselves to fear, instead of asking Yah for a way out?
Likewise, Saphira, in her heart sided with her husband Hananiah, instead of choosing the righteousness of Yah. Thus they both came under His justice. Clearly both Sarah and Saphira were not absolved by their husbands unwise decisions. Because they are individually responsible. To say otherwise, is to twist, maim and profane the Justice of Yah. You can link here for a clear Biblical Truth Regarding Woman?
My 2 witnesses are Abigail and Deborah. Abigail saved her family from a future retribution by David, in spite of going against her foolish husband Nabal's actions. Abigail understood the precepts of justice and righteousness in ancient Israel. She chose the path of righteousness, and Yah preserved her for it.Deborah preferred to go to war with a man appointed to lead Israel. When he refused, she proceeded without him. Yah gave the victory to the one standing in obedience to His instructions, Deborah and Jael. What do the story of Abigail, Deborah and Jael show us?
Our men and husbands are to lead as battle borne keepers of the Covenant, and exercising the wisdom of Yah.
I find it astonishing, that men can remind woman of Eve's transgression in the garden, in her influencing Adam to sin. A transgression Adam was not exonerated of, as they both bore the judgement. Yet today, a wife is somehow vindicated from the negative consequences arising from a faulty "covering" called her husband? Even worse, the husband can exercise negligible behavior, lead his wife and children into transgression, without considering the consequences,under which he should with sobriety, consider the weightier judgement that awaits him.
We are reminded as a peculiar people, not to follow the nations or their gods. Not to be influenced by the world. Not to side with evil legislation by our government. To abstain from evil and the appearance of evil. Yet, somehow, the man at home is now elevated to a position, above that of Yah and His Word? To a point, where the negligible behavior of a husband is to be condoned by the wife? She is now somehow to be more loyal to her husband than to Yah?Wasn't Israel judged for falling under the influence of other husbands, and being led into abomination and sin? Our relationship with Yah in Scripture is depicted in the context of marriage. How absurd, that we would in our own marriage (which is to emulate covenant with Yah), we can accommodate the deliberate condoning of transgression of Yah's Word?
Be careful, when one's interpretation of Yah's Word, somehow manages to diminish Yah's Sovereignty, in order to exalt the man, the title.
How is any of this different from phalix worship, where woman are subjected to an individual because of what's between his legs? When instead it should be what is in his heart, and that He emanates with the Spirit of the Living Elohim. Are we not to choose in our hearts that by His Spirit we uphold the righteousness and justice of Yah? How are we to be a helpmate to our spouse by agreeing with error? How are we to raise up children grounded in the Word of Yah, if they see a household divided? Postulating the idea of families where one thing is preached, but the ruling hand of man or a woman does what is right in their own eyes.
Submitting to my husband, is a blessing to my household. A blessing that stems from me aligning with the chain of command Yah established. There is only blessing when my husband as well submits to the Biblical role he too was given. Yet, the moment my Beloved stands off the path of righteousness, I will fulfill my duty as a spirit-led daughter of the Most High, and as his helpmate, I will remind my husband and even show him how his actions are devoid of the leadership of Yah, or separated from Yah's instructions. I expect, he would do the same for me.
In order for either of us to serve each other in this manner, we must each have a strong grid of Yah's Word. Have an intimate understanding of the Scriptures, that they be rooted in our heart, mind and spirit. Engraved in our individual hard drive so to say. How can either of us gauge or weigh in on a matter, without having an individual foundation of Yah's Instructions, necessary for the application of Yah's precepts?
Looking to my husband to lead our family, does not mean I will be swallowed up and disappear in his identity, or to lose my own relationship with my Kinsman Redeemer. Nor does it meant that I am to rely on just my husband to feed me the spiritual nourishment my spirit needs. When Yah said in His own words that I have no need of any man to teach me, and that I am to eat from the hand of Yah. Neither does it mean to lose my voice in a matter, or embrace a displaced sense of loyalty.
There is a proverb, that I believe clearly depicts the character of such a woman and her relationship with her husband.
Jana and Stephen Ben-Nun of Israeli News Live created a playlist with very provocative points on this matter