In Knoxville, the University of Tennessee’s Pride Center Director has requested a gender-neutral pronoun, “ze,” be used instead of student names. What’s next: neutral answers in Mathematics and Biology? God created the gender distinction of “male and female” (Genesis 1:27). He condemned confusion of clothes: “A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman’s garment, for all who do so are an abomination to the LORD your God” (Deuteronomy 22:5 NKJV). God condemns confusion of sexual practice: “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived…Neither homosexuals, nor sodomites…will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10 NKJV). For U.T. to use pronouns to blur that distinction means they have sided with the ungodly and unrighteous.
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.
If you could be known for anything—what would you desire to be remembered for? Would you like to be known as a philanthropist? Would you like to be known as a caring and loving person? Are you already known as one who has more interest in your family than anything else? Would you like to be known for being good, frugal, and virtuous?
Ladies, if you have any godly wisdom here is what you will be known for: you will be known for one who loves and is devoted to the Lord; one who loves and is devoted to your husband (if married); as one who loves and is devoted to the children. All this in that order! As a wife your desire is to not only save your own soul (Philippians 2:12), but the soul of your husband (1 Peter 3:1-6). As a mother you are one who is insistent on the children learning the Lord’s way and not the way of activities others in this world engage. As a Christian, you should be known as a godly woman the Lord could count on to serve Him in His church. If you love the Lord you will be known for all this. RT
The old adage, “you can’t live with them and you can’t live without them” is one that many males understand well. What the phrase is supposed to mean is that women are difficult to understand! From the female’s perspective, are the males any less difficult to understand?
Generally, the phrase is used when frustration sets in for the male with respect to some aggravation surrounding a female. It is important to remember, however, that when God created Eve, he created a human that was perfect in all respects, just as God created Adam.
No matter the frustration that sets in on occasion, when the male looks at the female, he sees something in her that he lacks in himself. One such example, in Scripture, is Abigail and Nabal. Nabal was a complete fool, but Abigail, on the other hand, was something to write home about (to borrow a phrase). It was the quality of her character that impressed David, who was soon to be king over Israel. He saw in her something that was missing in him. Her sound wisdom stopped him from committing a great injustice; she soothed his male image, and many people were spared tragedy. She was a great woman.