May 12th

Head-On Collisions

But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. 1 Corinthians 11:3

Have you ever wondered what the Bible really says about women submitting to men? There's a lot of tension out there where submission is concerned, but I want to help us all set the record straight today.

When God created everything, He looked around creation and He's like, Well, everything looks good. But you know what? It's not good for man to be alone. I need to create a help-mate. I need to create a helper because man needs a lot of help.

And men like this verse because we know we need a lot of help. But a lot of women don't like this verse. They're like, I don't want to be his helper. I want to be my own woman.

Well, maybe you missed it, but when God created you as man's help-mate, He puts you in select company. The only other person in the Bible of whom that same word is used is God, as in, I will lift up my eyes to the hills-from whence comes my help? (Psalm 121:1). Listen, this is an honor and it's who God created you to be.

But we need to understand something about this, because a lot of people have looked at this and somehow understood that women are inferior. They're not. Holy Spirit is not inferior to Jesus. Jesus isn't inferior to Father God. They have different roles, but they are equal, and each role is equally important.

Listen, we don't go to extremes-neither chauvinism nor feminism. Woman was not created from the feet of Adam to be stepped on and treated as inferior. Nor were women created from his head, leaving part of his brain missing, as if men are inferior. Women were created from his-what?-from his rib, from his side, proving women to be of no greater or lesser value, but equivalent, a complement, a help-mate, an equal partner.

The problem is that sin comes along and mars who men and women were created to be and they both start thinking that they have to take care of themselves and dominate each other instead of serving and blessing each other.

The cure for this curse is the cross. You've got to come under the covering and protection of that yoke in order to make it to Heaven, in order for your sins to be forgiven, and in order to become who God made you to be-a man who raises his wife up into her callings, and a woman who helps her husband become all God intends for him.

Prayer Lord Jesus,

Thank You for Your example of godly submission! Please teach me to be like You in my family, leading as a spouse and a parent through love and service as we learn to become all that You made us to be!


Horizon Church