The Watch and the Ring
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis 1:27
I am thankful for my wife. I am glad that she is different than me! If we were identical in personality and physicality why would I need her? Better yet – Why would she need me?
God made men and women with differences on purpose and it is these differences that add great variety and… value to an individual person.
The role of men and women in the home or in the church has nothing to do with value or worth and everything to do with function and role. If a body has two heads we would know the body will have conflict and issues. Dr. Adrian Rogers used to preach that a body with “two heads is a freak.” For sure it is not natural, nor intended for a body to have 2 heads trying to tell the body what to do. Science fiction is just that- science fiction. Some people want science fiction to be true in their marriage relationship or in their home or church. It is just not healthy to have two heads vying to be in charge.
The head of the church is Jesus. For order & structure in the home, God says the man is the “head.” Study the New Testament book of Ephesians chapter 5.
Men, don’t let that go to your head; and women, don’t think that this structure excludes or devalues you. “To whom much is given much is required.” If a home succeeds or not – is a responsibility charged to the man. He is held accountable by the Lord. Men are not to be dictators. Leaders are to be servants. A husband should be bending over backward to make life easy for his wife.
This organizational structure contributes to a happy and healthy home where the “two” have truly become “one.”
Men and women are of equal value, even if their role and function is not the same. Here is a valid example:
Recently, I was looking at my wrist watch and my wedding band, both of which my wife gave to me. Both are made from shiny silver looking metal. They are made of the same stuff but are different in form and function.
- The wedding band’s function is to prove that I belong to Natalie.
- The wrist watches’ function is to keep me “on time.”
While both are made of similar materials and have a different function and role in my life, the watch and the ring have the same value. The retail value of either one is about $200.
Function and role does not determine value. Each person in your home should be HIGHLY VALUED…