October 17th, 2012 by Dennis Rouse
It’s no secret that we live in a world with a perverted value system, and as a result, many people have a perverted image of what makes a woman valuable. Men, how have you been treating women in your life? We tend to treat them how we see them, and unfortunately, many of us see women as challenges, sex objects, trouble, less-than, or anything else but what God says they are.
One of the great challenges of our time is to get both men and women to think and value each other correctly. This weekend I talked about getting back to God’s original intention for valuing women. Here are some important things to know:
1) Men and women were created equals in fulfilling the plans and purposes of God.
Men and women don’t look equal. We don’t act the same or think the same. It’s our spirit man within that makes us equal. When we get to heaven, it’s not about being a male or a female. It’s about being a spirit. There is no gender in your spirit man. God doesn’t look at your outward appearance, but at your inward – your spirit. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:28 NKJ)
2) Women are a gift from God to man.
God took the woman out of man and gave her to him; she is a gift. I believe the reason some men are alone is because they don’t value women as gifts. The Bible says in Proverbs 18:22 (CEV), A man’s greatest treasure is his wife — she is a gift from the Lord. Every woman is a gift from God to some man, and every woman needs to see herself as a gift, not try to prove that she’s a gift.
3) Women are a reflection of how well they’ve been valued by men.
The only reason men don’t see women as a gift from God is because there are some women that don’t act like they’re a gift. When a woman doesn’t act like a gift, it’s because she hasn’t been treated like one. Somewhere in her journey, she has been devalued, and she reacts to that devaluing. When a man really values a woman, her wounds begin to heal and she changes.
4) When a man values a woman, divine order happens naturally.
There’s a divine order for the way relationships work, just like there’s a divine order of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in heaven. The Bible says Jesus while on the earth was totally submitted to His Father, and the Holy Spirit is submitted to Jesus in a divine order. When God forms the family, He says there has to be a leader. God created man first, and He appoints him as leader, not to dictate and dominate, but to be a great servant that values his family. When a man values a woman the way Jesus values the church, she will naturally flow into a divine order with him.
5) The power of a man’s life is multiplied when he values a woman.
The enemy knows if he can get men and women at odds with one another, he can strip us of the power of two! Two are better than one. A man is more powerful with a woman than he is by himself, and when you put Jesus in the center of it, it’s a three-fold cord that cannot be quickly broken (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NIV).
There’s more to this critical message for single men, married men and all women! Watch it here.