Genesis 5:1-2 NLT
When God created human beings, he made them to be like himself. He created them male and female, and he blessed them and called them “human.”
There is so much information in this little passage.
First of all, God made people and gave us a distinct name from the name of animal or creature. Fish and birds were created on day 5, but we still call them animals. Then he made different animals on day 6, and they are called animals too. The idea that humans evolved from animals is impossible, because humans are not animals. Whether a person believes in Creation or not, the fact is that humans create, feel, understand, and have free will. Very un-animal. People who do believe in Creation, though, understand why humans are not animals. It is because God made us “to be like himself.” Creative, industrious, intelligent, spiritual.
He created them male and female... This is the best part! He didn’t create only males. He created them both. BOTH in his own image, not just male for females to imitate, copy and compete. Two creations necessary that express himself to the world. The Elderidges point this fact out in their book, Captivating, and the gist is this: Women have specific, unique qualities men do not have and vice versa. Embrace it.
Why on earth have women decided to compete with men over the last 50 years? And more recently, why do we now have men competing to be womanish? Why can’t each love and embrace what God created. Our prayer should be that God shows us how to show the world his goodness, faithfulness and strength through the gender he gave us. Are you strong? Work hard. Are you sympathetic? Encourage somebody. Do you know God? Embrace the Creation he established and be blessed.
We have so many confused and disappointed people out there deceiving society and even the church. You can have everything is not a biblical concept. So many women I know are crushed with guilt for one or the other - working or staying home with their kids. I pray for the ladies I know with this dread to determine what is important and live in that freedom and possible sacrifice instead of falling for a lie of the Enemy that they can have it all. I pray for the ladies I know that have to do both; please give them strength, endurance, insight and relief. What you have established is good, and I am thankful for it all, and I pray in Jesus’ name, amen.