“For a man ought not to have his head covered, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man. For man does not originate from woman, but woman from man” (1 Corinthians 11:7-8).
What is the order of things? One of the difficulties we have is when our culture combats what the Lord has done. We want it to be another way. The point is to not argue gender, but order. The question is, how do we live out God’s order even when it contradicts the world’s order? Live in equality, but with God’s order in mind. Live into the life which the Lord gives according to His created order.
Lord, I confess that I am conflicted because I know what this world says. Guide me, Lord, that I may live into the life to which You have called me. Guide me according to Your purposes to see more clearly how You have ordered things. Lead me to be content with whom You have made me to be that I may live boldly with who I am and who You have and are making me to be.
Lord Jesus, You have taught us to be submissive to the will of the Father. This world wants to argue every point. Lead me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I may live according to the Father’s will. Help me when I am confronted with the world’s way of looking at things that I would be one who submits to the Father’s will as the final authority. In all things, grant me grace so that I am not conformed to this world but transformed by the renewing of my mind. Amen.