God's Creation Man and Woman
Today you can observe the mixed feelings of the Australian people, because of the survey results about ‘marriage equality.’ The words I want to emphasize that when God created His masterpiece (s) there was: “male and female.” This strongly suggests to us of our unique personality. While it is true that these two persons “male and female” equally shared God’s image, and together they are partners in exercising dominion over creation—they were by divine design, physically diverse in order to accomplish God’s mandate. What was the mandate? To multiply and replenish the earth. Neither one could produce children without the other. Sex was God’s design within the bounds of marriage. It is Biblically correct to say that God created sex, as God created each thing, “He saw that it was good.” Sanctified bed is admirable, because sex was God’s idea in the first place. M. O. Vincent, wisely points out, “it was God who created us with sexual feelings, urges, and drives, who created male and female, so we could bring one another satisfaction and pleasure. If God created us this way, He knows how we should use His gift. Clearly then, sex is not evil or bad. It is man who fell into evil by his own decisions and choices, and man, who can misuse many things in the created world, can also misuse sex.” (Merville O. Vincent, God Sex and You, Scripture Union, London 1971, pp. 130-31)
We are indeed unique, God’s masterpiece! The statues and great paintings my wife and I saw in Rome cannot produce children. They are lifeless, man-made pieces of work. They are dead stones, marbles and canvass. But not the real human beings -- male and female, because they are living and dynamic creatures, designed by the greatest Artist of all. As male and female we were given a mandate. The institution of marriage was designed for male and female. I always thought that our Constitution (the basic law of the land) is based upon the Holy Scripture and in particular the Ten Commandments. We lay our hand upon the Bible in the court of law etc (sadly some don’t anymore) to tell the truth and nothing but the truth. Nevertheless, God’s mandate to mankind is irrevocable and the Word of God stands forever. Let us pray for Australia. Many are celebrating now, but still, it has to be legislated. Pastor David Jeremiah said ‘that the fruit of the Spirit is out of season in our culture. In season are the works of the flesh such as adultery, fornication, idolatry, uncleanness etc.’ (see Gal.5:19-21; to see a bigger picture read Romans 1:18-32, you will be shocked, specially verses 26-27). He further points out that you can see ‘these qualities are spreading like weeds, invading our entertainment, government, social media, families and technology.’ As Christians, we need to pray for God’s mercy. The Bible says, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and return from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2Chro.7:14, NKJV).
Let me tell you that God loves all people, ( that is why He sent His Son Jesus to atone for our sins), but not our sins, not our disobedience, not our deliberate desire to reject His perfect will in our lives. The Bible is crystal clear that “the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom. 6:23, NKJV, emphasis mine). There is an abundant supply of grace and forgiveness if one returns to His fold. All by Grace and by grace alone. You are welcome to share this Blessings for Today to others.