Short Clip for Men

Men, Lead Your Family from Desiring God on Vimeo.

If you dislike Vimeo videos like I do, you can find it on YouTube. I simply couldn’t find out how to embed a video from YouTube onto WordPress.

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6 responses to “Short Clip for Men

  • Jamie Carter

    Women are builders, too: “His daughter was Sheerah, who built Lower and Upper Beth Horon as well as Uzzen Sheerah.”
    The problem I’m seeing is that “man” means both “male” and “human (male and female)”, so there’s this extent to what’s true for males is also true for females as both are human. Particularly in a Genesis 1 context, men and women are created at the same time and given the same mission; there’s no separation of “roles”.

    • TruthN

      Thanks for the response! Always glad to get feedback.

      I don’t fully understand your comment. Are you commenting on the video or on the issues of the differences between men and women in general? And by your last statement, are you saying that men and women don’t play different roles?

      Thanks for the clarification.

      • Jamie Carter

        No man builds alone. In so far as “the help” has to do the same thing in order to achieve a goal or an end, then to some degree if men are builders, then women are co-builders, and if women are builders then men are co-builders. I’d like to see somebody “help” somebody build a structure without swinging a hammer once, without measuring and cutting a board once, etc.
        Even in a larger context, say creating a tradition; is it the man’s role to be the one to initiate and carry out this tradition alone? Or won’t his wife “help” by carrying out the tradition as well or must she have no part of it?

      • TruthN

        I don’t know if what you wrote helped me understand what you were saying before but I’ll try and respond anyways.

        “Particularly in a Genesis 1 context, men and women are created at the same time and given the same mission; there’s no separation of “roles”.”

        I think you are showing a misunderstanding of roles here. Part of the mission was to multiply. Does the man play a different role than the woman? Of course. A man can’t multiply by himself. A woman can’t multiply by herself.

        “No man builds alone.”

        Agreed. And no man is built alone either.

        “Even in a larger context, say creating a tradition; is it the man’s role to be the one to initiate and carry out this tradition alone? Or won’t his wife “help” by carrying out the tradition as well or must she have no part of it?”

        I guess I’ll answer this question with some scripture and a quesiton:

        Ephesians 5:23

        “For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.” (ESV)

        Paul says that the husband IS the head of the wife. There is no getting around that. And Paul makes a comparison of Christ being the head of the church. We aren’t the head of Christ. Christ is our head.

        So I’ll ask you: What does it mean for Christ to be our head? What does it mean for the husband to be the head of the wife? If someone is the head does it mean the body plays no part?

      • Jamie Carter

        I know this: Christ had an army of angels at his command; but not once did he call upon them. He ceded his power as God to walk among us. Isn’t it the least a husband can do by doing likewise?

      • TruthN

        “I know this: Christ had an army of angels at his command; but not once did he call upon them.”

        This doesn’t answer my question. For one, the angels aren’t the Body of Christ. What does it mean for Jesus Christ to be the head of His body?

        For two, Christ has all authority and is sitting in heaven. This means He has power over the angels and commands them. That doesn’t make Him less of a head, does it?

        “He ceded his power as God to walk among us. Isn’t it the least a husband can do by doing likewise?”

        The first par is false, but I thinks it’s because of a misunderstanding of the relationship between Christ’s human nature and divine nature.

        But skipping over that, yes, God the Son walked among us. That is huge. Amazing. Awesome. Wonderful. Humbling. Frightening and soul saving.

        He stepped from His throne for His glory and Honor to magnify Himself in redeeming a people He chose. He freely gave His life because His purpose and wisdom deemed it good to do so.

        But that doesn’t explain how the husband is the head of the wife.

        So I’ll ask again. What does it mean for Christ to be the head? What does it mean for the husband to be the head?What is a head for? What does the head do? Does it lead? Does it follow? Does it do anything? Is the term “head” meaningless? Does using the term “Christ is the head of the church,” pointless?

        What does the term “head” mean?

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