10/10/2018 10:52:36 AM
P James Wilcox
Boys and Girls, it's time to play nice
If you’ve ever met with a group of friends to play a game that involves teams, you know that you’ve got to divide everyone up. So what do you do? Well there are a lot of ways to make teams, but I bet what you probably do is: boys versus girls, right? It’s that old contest: who’s better the boys or the girls. I would like to submit to you today that when we do that, we are admitting something about our natural state of sinfulness: boys and girls don’t always want to play nicely together. Now I’m not saying teams of boys vs. girls are wrong, I’m saying I think it illustrates a portion of our human nature.
Of course, God never intended life to be “boys vs. girls.” God intended boys and girls to help one another, to partner together. God intended boys and girls to marry and become not just friends, but intimate companions in this world whose relationship would form the foundation of society. What God says about boys and girls is that he made them to be each other’s companions and not just companions but as husband and wife, intimate companions.
Genesis 2:24, "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh."
So it’s not boys vs. girls, is it? It’s boys for girls and girls for boys; husbands for wives and wives for husbands. God’s will is that we be each other’s companions and as married companions to share that intimate bond with one another.
And it is possible because God has established his intimate companionship with you and me first through Jesus Christ.