Book Of Tobit Analysis

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The Book of Tobit In the Book of Tobit, the relationship between Tobit and his wife Anna is a model of what it means to be a helpmate to your spouse. Their relationship is characterized by faithful and loving. The best example of this is found in chapter two, Tobit became blind and could no longer work, which caused great economic hardship for him and his family. Anna had to become the provider for their family (Tobit 2:9-11). To be a helpmate means to be a helper to your spouse, and it requires faithfulness and unconditional love. The idea of a husband and wife being a helpmate to one another goes back to the creation of the first man and woman in the book of Genesis. After God created Adam and all living creatures, He said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him"(Genesis 2:18). God designed the two genders, male and female to be helpmates or helpers of one another and to lead each other to holiness. Anna modeled what it means to be a helpmate because when her husband became blind, she became the provider for their family. It was because of her love for her husband that she took on a difficult role when he could not perform the task. Throughout his life, Tobit remained faithful to God even during the many trials he faced. The relationship between Tobit and God is characterized by faithful love. In Tobit…show more content…
From an early age, Tobit 's faithfulness is tested when many of his people stop being faithful to God and start offering sacrifices and worshiping the calf god Baal (Tobit 1:5). His faithfulness is further tested when he and his tribe are exiled to Nineveh and they are forced to live among the Gentiles (Tobit 1:10-12). In these circumstances, Tobit is not swayed by the temptations of the world and he remains faithful to God and continues to be one of the few of his people who still make sacrifices and honor the
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