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No. 172
From Wendy Howard [Editor of Despatch magazine], Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
Access Online  http://www.despatch.cth.com.au/Main/tabco_main .htm

Getting to know God together.

When God made people He made the male person first. His name of course was Adam, and we read about it in Genesis 2:7.  On this earth the male person in a family has the head position, because he has the most respon-si-bility. That does not mean that all boys should be bosses over all girls! It means that fathers and husbands should be the head of the family. If you boys are not fathers or husbands, then you are not any girl’s head. When you grow up you will be expected to give more to the family in lots of ways than girls have to. You should be pro-tec-tor and pro-vider for the family. And you must be strong in the Lord to give the family spirit-ual guidance.

The Bible tells us that the male person in a family is the “head” but that “honour” should be shown to his wife:
“...giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel...” (I Peter 3:7).
Male people and female people are “heirs together” in Jesus Christ. That means they ALL are going to get riches in heaven in Christ, and be the “sons” of God.
I hope you girls let the man be head of the home when you grow up, and that you boys honour your wife properly too! We all must show tenderness and respect for each other, or God will not answer our prayers! ( I Peter 3:7).

Does God only want boys to serve Him on this earth?
No, for God has made us different but equal in Christ Jesus our Saviour.
Lots of women are mentioned in the Bible as having  been specially used by God:
there was
Miriam (Ex. 15:20);
Deborah (Judg. 4:4, 5);
Huldah (2 Kings 22:14);
Noadiah (Neh. 6:14);
Anna (Luke 2:36, 37); and
the daughters of Philip  (Acts 21:8, 9).
God does not want women to be the heads of churches, however.

Our modern world has many teachings that are not what God wants. Sometimes girls are made to feel that they have been insulted by God’s Word. But God does not put girls down, and make boys proud about themselves. God’s Word teaches that women and girls should be respected and honoured. Boys and men are also to be honoured and loved in Christian family  and Church life. Some foolish women today say that God is a female person, a Godd-ess. They say that girls and women have to worship this female Godd-ess or else they will be left out and dis-honoured! But this is just nonsense. God is not a male Person or a female Person. He is Spirit, and He is Love for all the people He created, both men and women. The Godd-ess that some women worship is not our God of the Bible, it is a very old pagan fake “god.”

Boys and girls who love Jesus Christ and trust Him as Lord and Saviour must get along together. Boys and girls are not in competition. They are to be, even when they are only children, helpers of one another:
Jesus said:
“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.  By this shall all [men] know that ye are my disciples [followers], if ye have love one to another.” (John 13:34,35).

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