Masculinity and Femininity

When God created humankind in His image, He created them male and female. This used to be clear when we acknowledged that scientific work was thinking God's thoughts after Him (who said that first?). In today's world -- I hold onto the hope that eyes will roll and apologies will be offered when the men and women of the the 2030's read this -- children are only human if they are 'wanted,' women are only 'free' if they support killing children as they develop in utero, men are 'toxic' if they provide and protect, and it is 'respectful' to ask a child what gender he or she identifies as.

This is the dumpster fire we live in now. As we dismiss God and assault His creation -- the creation of men and women and family -- we are falling into societal despair and only a very small number of people seem to be wondering why. Collectively, we cannot seem to connect the dots.

God's Word used to be highlighted in our society. Then, it was Sharpie-marker'd out by many who fall into the Progressive 'Christian' camp.   Throughout it all, it is being insulted as either part of the larger societal problem or the very problem itself -- looking inside and seeing our own sin isn't so much of a consideration, it would seem. After reading Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Zachariah and Malachi I began to sense a theme: God will not be mocked, and judgment is coming.

Shout-out to Shane Morris and the Upstream podcast I listened to today, Manhood and the Metaverse. Around the 9:30 mark, Samuel James identified masculinity Biblically and historically as: Not shrinking back from what is hard; leading when it matters (my rough paraphrase). As men, we are to step into the hard and difficult, and I can tell you that we need support -- we need our wives (I sure need my wife).

I have a newfound understanding today of Headship and Helpmate. God is good.