In our cultural flood of iniquity, which is sweeping many away, it’s quite easy to find sins to pillory “out there.” However, the headwaters for the stream of wickedness “out there”, are transgressions “in here”.
If we would have revival, we must come before God in earnest grief over our sins. Men, in particular, must lead the charge. So, some pointed words to husbands. The sin of gender confusion in our culture is downstream from gender confusion in marriage. This is the central capitulation in our culture, because it was an earlier capitulation in the church.
Your wife is not your clone. She isn’t designed to be masculine, whether it be in the marriage bed or the living room. She’s your helper, not your sparring partner. A man who wants an aggressive & decisive wife in the bedroom or budgeting table, while he’s inattentive & indecisive in the rest of the marriage is making his home into a petri dish of gender confusion.
Lazy men, driven by merely the gratification of their bodily appetites, have a large mountain of guilt laid at their feet for the carnage of abortion, the feminist rot that’s rendered us unable to even define what a woman is, and the societal redefinition of marriage. Irresponsible, indecisive, inattentive, aimless husbands are the taproot for all our gender confusion.
Husbands, your first calling is to be a man of God. Conversion doesn’t evaporate testosterone from a man. Grace restores nature. It makes a carnal man into a living man. All the masculine drive, determination, and dutiful sweat is kindled by grace to blaze brightly, not to gratify mere appetite, but to glorify God. In this cultural moment, the church is called to repentance, and men of God must lead. Husbands, forsake effeminacy, and take up the mantle of grace imbued manhood to provide, protect, and pastor your family.
What a great assurance God gives to us in His word, that if we repent, if we turn, if we forsake our sin He has promised to pour out times of refreshing. The abdication of godly men has brought about the cultural mayhem we find ourselves in. May God grant to men who name the name of Christ a deep and abiding spirit of repentance. May men of God turn from their sin and so lead their wives and families and communities in walking in the light as He is in the light. Throughout our individual lives, whether male or female, old or young, great and small, may the Lord begin to root up, tear down, sweep out, and purge away our sin. And so, may we enjoy the promised times of refreshing from God’s holy presence dwelling in our midst.