Gender Matters { pt. 4 }

This is the last post in the Gender Matters series. I hope ya’ll have enjoyed the post and have gotten something out of them! 🙂

This post is going to be dedicated to talking about gender in romantic relationships. As most of ya’ll know, relationships these days have kind of taken a turn…away from God and His Word.

If you study the Word of God, you will find that God created marriage to be between a man and a woman. That’s the way it’s always been, and why would God change His ways? That’s one awesome thing about God – He is constant.

Genesis 2:7 says {Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.}

God never said it was good until He created Eve, several verses later.

Genesis 2:20b-24 { But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

The man said,

“This is now bone of my bones
    and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
    for she was taken out of man.”

That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.}

Marriage, union between two individuals, started right here. The first 2 humans on earth needed each other. It wasn’t enough to just create Adam, he needed Eve. This is why homosexuality and gay marriages/relationships will never be enough, never satisfy, and don’t shine the love, light, and character of God. This was the relationship God created, and it was beautiful. This is His plan – a man and a woman coming together in a marvelous God intended union, living for His glory.

Matthew 19: 4 says {Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”}

In our world today, marriage between the same sex is something that is starting to become “normal”. For us Christians, we should never see it as normal. We should still see it as sin. No matter how much we see it around us in the world each day, we should never encourage it or participate in it ourselves. It is simply not God’s design. It can be so easy to become numb to it, but we must strive not to.

Please don’t take what I’m saying out of proportion. We are called to love all people, even homosexuals and gay people. I’m not saying we shouldn’t love these people, but what I am saying is that we should love them enough to help them and tell them what they’re doing is wrong (if we know them well enough that is 😉 ) Don’t join in on what they’re doing, but still love them. The love of Christ may be just what they need most right now. If you’re reading this right now and you’re in a relationship with someone of the same sex, I want to let you know God loves you. You aren’t too far gone to come running into His arms. His Word is full of amazing promises of just how much He loves and cares for you. This sin will not, and never will, separate you from coming to Him.

It can be easy to hear about gay people and want to reject them and not hang out with them at all, but being a friend to them can encourage them in so many ways. They are people, looking to be satisfied by this world. They’re just like us, merely sinners who God redeemed. So go, and love others unconditionally. Strive to be Jesus to those around you. Live out the God-given gender you are and embrace what He has made you to be. You are loved, chosen, won by God’s perfect love, and priceless.

Other blog posts in the series:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Photo credit: Stock Snap

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