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My children are uniquely different from one another. And certainly there are significant differences and distinctions between my sons and daughter. Today, people are having difficulty acknowledging the differences between men and women. I don’t think that will lead to much good, but rather increased confusion and heartache. In striving for equality many are making grave errors. Women are trying to ‘be like men’, and rejecting what it means to be a woman. Equality does not mean sameness. Men and women are equally valued by God. He gives spiritual gifts to both as He desires. But, the role confusion emerging today as it did in the first century is something the apostle Paul addressed in Corinth. Without exact understanding of the specific problem, we are only afforded the greater principle: That God has a creative order that involves men and women in distinct roles. When we blur the distinction, we dishonor each other and God.

But there is one thing I want you to know: The head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. A man dishonors his head. If he covers his head while praying or prophesying. But a woman dishonors her head if she prays or prophesies without a covering on her head, for this is the same as shaving her head. Yes, if she refuses to wear a head covering, she should cut off all her hair! But since it is shameful for a woman to have her hair cut or her head shaved, she should wear a covering. 1 Corinthians 11:3-6 NLT

How am I demonstrating what it is to be distinctly a man?

God, as this day begins- I thank you for Your creative order and the fullness of life that accompanies the male – female relationship. Help me be all You’ve called me to be, while appreciating deeply what You’ve given me in my wife. She reveals Your greater glory in so many ways. May I do the same.

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